Media Releases

International Protection Bill – Please act quickly to contact your TDs and Senators

We need your help to try to ensure that the first major change in refugee law since 1996 does not get passed without debate and amendment.  You can do this by writing to your TDs and Senators and, if they are on the Justice Committee, asking them to support recommendations for changes in the Bill […]

Posted on: December 2, 2015

New refugee law could store up problems for the future, says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release, 30 November 2015 The Irish Government wants the International Protection Bill, published on 19th November, to be on the statute books by the end of the year and appears determined to push it through without much debate. The Bill will have its second reading in the Seanad on Tuesday evening and is due […]

Posted on: November 30, 2015

Refugee Council launches practical guide on providing early legal advice for people in the asylum process

MEDIA RELEASE, 25th November 2015 Today, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) will launch a Manual which is informed by the free early legal advice (ELA) project which has been run successfully by the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre since 2011. It is the result of a collaborative effort of committed staff who have worked […]

Posted on: November 25, 2015

Dublin Hosts European Conference on Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe

Media Release, 13 November 2015 Today, Ireland will host a one day conference exploring durable solutions for young people who find themselves in a new country without their parents or legal guardian and in need of international protection. The pan European project, which has led to this conference, examines best practice in determining and implementing […]

Posted on: November 13, 2015

Budget 2016 and Ireland’s response to the Refugee Crisis

MEDIA RELEASE, 14 October 2015 The government’s allocation of funds in Budget 2016   to increase the provision of support services for refugees is a positive humanitarian response to the current refugee crisis. However, support needs to be across the board and encompass all people in need of international protection, whether they come through an organised […]

Posted on: October 14, 2015

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