Media Releases

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

The campaign trail, asylum seekers, and access to Direct Provision centres

Media Release, 15th May 2014 In light of the recent discussion about canvassers and the ban on gaining access to Direct Provision Centres, the Irish Refugee Council contacted RIA to see if any steps could be taken at this late stage to provide both candidates and asylum seekers the chance to engage with each other. […]

Posted on: 15 May 2014

European Court judgment shows need for urgent legislative reform

MEDIA RELEASE, 12 May 2014 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of 8th May 2014 in Case C-604/12 H.N which clarifies that a person applying for international protection must be able to submit an application for refugee status and subsidiary protection at the same […]

Posted on: 12 May 2014

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