Media Releases

Over 70 women come together to raise awareness about barriers to education for people in asylum process

Media Release, 1 June 2019 On Sunday, over 70 women will participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon to raise awareness about education access for people in the asylum process. In 2015, the government announced a Pilot Support Scheme for school leavers in the asylum process. The scheme was intended to facilitate young people in […]

Posted on: 2 June 2019

Refugee Organisations Highlight Absence of Vulnerability Assessment in Irish Asylum Proceedure

Media Release, 26 May 2019 Eight organisations supporting people seeking asylum in Ireland have today expressed alarm at the absence of a vulnerability assessment for identifying special reception needs at the beginning of the asylum procedure. Ireland has been legally required to conduct this assessment since transposing the Reception Conditions Directive in to Irish law […]

Posted on: 27 May 2019

Song Seeking: Choral Singers from Six Direct Provision Centres Prepare for National Concert Hall Celebration

Media Release, 17 April 2019 Big Sing: A Shared Celebration event details and booking options: 9th June 2019, 3:00pm, Tickets €5: http://bit.ly/BigSingCelebration Six groups, representing six Direct Provision centres, that have come together as a part of the Song Seeking Project, will be hosting a celebration of their work on June 9th in the National […]

Posted on: 17 April 2019

Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition alarm at ending of Naval rescue mission in Mediterranean

Media Release, 1 April 2019 Responding to reports that the Irish Naval presence in the Mediterranean will cease and Operation Sophia will be downscaled and end in six months, the Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition today expressed serious concerns. The The Coalition comprises 23 organisations that seek to advance the rights and dignity of people […]

Posted on: 1 April 2019

Joint Statement: ‘Regional Support Organisations’ welcome official launch by Minister Stanton of Community Sponsorship

Media Release, 6th March 2019 The Irish Refugee Council, the Irish Red Cross and Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre welcome the official launch today by Minister David Stanton of Ireland’s Community Sponsorship Programme.  Each organisation will be a ‘Regional Support Organisation’ and will support communities across Ireland to become sponsors of refugees in […]

Posted on: 6 March 2019