Media Releases

New Minister for Justice has the power to protect the most vulnerable

Media Release, 8 May 2014 Groups call for hope for undocumented and young asylum seekers & refugees. The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today came together to call on the new Minister to protect some of the most vulnerable people in Ireland. MRCI Director Edel McGinley said, “We congratulate Frances […]

Posted on: 8 May 2014

The Challenges of Life after Direct Provision

MEDIA RELEASE, 7 May 2014 On May 7th, the IRC will launch a new report, ‘Counting the Cost: Barriers to Employment after Direct Provision’ which examines what happens after people have moved on from the Direct Provision. Between February and April 2014 the Irish Refugee Council interviewed 20 people living across Ireland about their experiences […]

Posted on: 7 May 2014

The Challenges of Life after Direct Provision

MEDIA RELEASE, 7 May 2014 On May 7th, the IRC will launch a new report, ‘Counting the Cost: Barriers to Employment after Direct Provision’ which examines what happens after people have moved on from the Direct Provision. Between February and April 2014 the Irish Refugee Council interviewed 20 people living across Ireland about their experiences […]

Posted on: 6 May 2014

Photography exhibition offers a glimpse into the reality of life in Direct Provision

Media Release, 23 April 2014 Last April there was a national day of action calling for an end to the institutional accommodation of asylum seekers in Ireland. Today, we find ourselves one year on and still no change. The exhibition marks this anniversary and aims to raise public awareness about the human cost involved in […]

Posted on: 23 April 2014

Direct Provision: 14 years on, no place to call home

MEDIA RELEASE, 10 April 2014 Today, the blogging platform Human Rights in Ireland will run a 14 hour Blogathon to mark the 14th year of the Direct Provision system in Ireland. The blogathon, organised by Dr Liam Thornton, Lecturer in Law at UCD, consists of contributions from concerned citizens, current and former residents of Direct […]

Posted on: 10 April 2014