Irish Refugee Council and European Council on Refugees and Exiles host conference exploring scope of new EU Directive and implications for people seeking asylum in Ireland

Media Release, 22 March 2018 Today, the Irish Refugee Council and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) are hosting a conference at the Law Society of Ireland on Ireland’s opt-in to the EU Reception Conditions Directive. The conference brings together academic experts and practitioners from Ireland and the EU and aims to inform […]

Posted on: 22 March 2018

New reports links family separation to anxiety and depression in refugees in Ireland

Media Release, 7 March 2018 Refugees living in Ireland who were forced to leave their family members behind experience depression and anxiety, often not knowing where their loved ones are or if they are safe, said the Irish Refugee Council, Nasc and Oxfam Ireland in a report launched today. The report – “A family belongs […]

Posted on: 7 March 2018

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