Media Releases

The Irish Refugee Council fully support Doras Luimní’s call to close Mount Trenchard

Media Statement, 19 August 2014 Yesterday, Limerick-based NGO, Doras Luimní, called for the immediate closure of the Mount Trenchard Direct Provision centre in Foynes. This call followed a series of events that have brought to light the dire situation that the residents are in: substandard living conditions; isolation and depression; years left waiting for a […]

Posted on: 19 August 2014

Emily Logan’s new appointment bodes well for human rights in Ireland

Media Release, 17th July 2014 The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes the new appointment of Emily Logan to serve as Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin’s confidence that the new Commission has the potential to make a very real difference to human rights and equality in Ireland. […]

Posted on: 17 July 2014

The protection of children should be our priority on World Refugee Day 2014

MEDIA RELEASE, 20 June 2014 The intense interest over the Tuam Mother and Baby Home unmarked burial site has again brought the system of Direct Provision into the public eye.  On the 20th June the Irish Refugee Council will be marking World Refugee Day with Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, the European Youth […]

Posted on: 20 June 2014

A walking exhibition to mark World Refugee Week

MEDIA RELEASE, 14th June 2014 The Irish Refugee Council is pleased to recognise the support of a small number of local cafés and bars which have donated space to five images that explore the reception centres for people seeking protection, centres otherwise known as Direct Provision. Caroline Reid, Communications Officer with the IRC said, “Following […]

Posted on: 17 June 2014

New youth in migration forum working for children’s rights

MEDIA RELEASE, 16 June 2014 Today as World Refugee Week commences, a new global youth led project, the European Youth in Migration Forum (EYMF), launched with a splash. The forum is concerned with improving the protection of children in migration in Europe through information, awareness and empowerment. The forum was developed by young people in […]

Posted on: 16 June 2014