Media Releases

Irish Refugee Council welcome newly appointed CEO, Nick Henderson

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Irish Refugee Council appoints new chief executive The Board of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Henderson to the position of CEO. Berni Smyth, Chairperson of the Board, stated, “We are very excited to have Nick as the new CEO of the IRC. […]

Posted on: 19 October 2016

Irish Refugee Council welcomes and echoes Children’s Ombudsman’s call that children in Direct Provision have access to his office

MEDIA STATEMENT, 29TH September 2016 The IRC welcomes Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Mudoon’s continued commitment and desire to ensure that all children in Ireland have equal access to his Office before the end of 2016. Caroline Reid, Communications Officer with the IRC said, “If we want to be a society that values the equal treatment […]

Posted on: 29 September 2016

Urgent need for refugee relocation, says Irish Refugee Council

23 August 2016, Media Release Irish Refugee Council Legal Officer reports back on fact finding mission in Greece The Irish Refugee Council is calling on the Irish government to honour its commitment of relocating asylum seekers from Greece and Italy as quickly as possible.  To date no people have been relocated from Italy and only […]

Posted on: 23 August 2016

The legacy of Direct Provision: Report highlights challenges faced by people moving out of Direct Provision

Press Release, 20 July 2016 A research report that launched today highlights the multiple challenges faced by former asylum seekers in attempting to make the transition from Direct Provision to life in the wider community. Report in full: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community: The experiences of those who have been granted […]

Posted on: 20 July 2016

Report Launch: Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community.

Media Notice, 20th July 2016 What Official launch of Transition: from Direct Provision to life in the community. The experiences of those who have been granted refugee status, subsidiary protection or leave to remain in Ireland. The research involved interviews with 22 former asylum seekers and explores their experiences of transitioning or attempting to transition […]

Posted on: 18 July 2016