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A look back at some of our work and activities in 2017

    

Posted on: 15 February 2018

Supreme Court order on right to work: a symbolic moment marred with disappointment

Today, the Supreme Court order about the right to work for people in the asylum process came into effect. This is a symbolic moment, but one that is marred with disappointment for people who have waited for so long for the opportunity to work. On the 17th January the Government released information about their interim […]

Posted on: 9 February 2018

Irish Refugee Council welcome the Ombudsman of Ireland’s first report on Direct Provision

Media Statement, 30 January 2018 With waiting times in the asylum process at crisis point, Ombudsman draws attention to unsuitability of Direct Provision for long-term stays The Irish Refugee Council welcome the Ombudsman of Ireland’s first report on Direct Provision, The Ombudsman & Direct Provision – The story so far, and his comments in the […]

Posted on: 30 January 2018

Current proposals indicate right to work threatens to be ‘an illusion’ for many

Media Release, 23 January 2018 On the 17th January the Government released information about their proposal for the right to work for people in the asylum process. The EU Reception Conditions Directive, which they plan to opt into, requires that a member state provides people seeking asylum ‘effective access’ to the labour market. From the […]

Posted on: 23 January 2018

***Closed for applications***We are recruiting

***Closed for applications*** The Irish Refugee Council are recruiting four new and exciting positions to broaden and deepen our work in 2018 and beyond. Click on each position for more details: Policy and Advocacy Officer Managing Solicitor Caseworker Employment Officer Deadline for application for each position is 5.30pm on the 17 January (extended from the […]

Posted on: 9 January 2018