Media Releases

Fundraiser for Irish Refugee Council highlights need to support education access for young people in Direct Provision

Media Release, 10 November 201 #Unite4Humanity:  Union songwriter raising funds for Irish Refugee Council A singer-songwriter who works for the Ireland region of trade union Unite is using his music to raise funds for refugees.  Davy Kettyles’ song Humanity was written to mark the first anniversary of the death of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned along with […]

Posted on: 10 November 2016

Irish Association of Social Workers and Irish Refugee Council ask for leadership from Irish Government in providing refuge to children

Media Statement, 01 November 2016 On the eve of the Dáil motion to discuss the fate of hundreds of child refugees stranded in Calais, the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) Social Work and Migration Special Interest Group and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) call on the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to […]

Posted on: 1 November 2016

Discovery of five people in shipping container highlights the dire need for safe and legal avenues to safety

Media Statement, 19th October 2016 Safe and legal pathways as a response to the refugee crisis News broke yesterday about the discovery of four adults and a three year old child who were found in a shipping container in a haulage yard in Wexford on Sunday evening. It is believed that they reached Ireland on […]

Posted on: 19 October 2016

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