Media Releases

Civil Society Organisations Across Europe Call For Greater Support For Syrian Refugees

Media Release, 7 March 2014 The Irish Refugee Council has joined more than 100 civil society organisations in 34 different European countries in calling for a more support for Syrian people who have fled Syria as a result of the civil war. The campaign, organised by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), of […]

Posted on: 7 March 2014

A Culture of Disbelief, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal Legacy

Media Statement, 19 February 2014 On 17th February, Mrs Justice Maureen Harding Clark delivered judgment on how a Tribunal member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal (RAT) dealt with one particular application for refugee status and stated that: “…the only conclusion which the Court could draw for the Tribunal’s decision not to recommend that the applicant […]

Posted on: 19 February 2014

New report on Direct Provision shows that it is failing vulnerable people

Media Release, 7 Feb 2014 The ESRI today published a report by the European Migration Network detailing the organisation of reception facilities for asylum seekers in Ireland. The report, part of an EU-wide study, was to identify good practices for flexible, efficient reception facilities whilst maintaining the quality of reception conditions. The report deemed the […]

Posted on: 7 February 2014

Dublin Hosts Conference on EU Asylum Law with Participants from Across the E.U.

MEDIA Release, Wednesday 15 January On 17th and 18th January, Dublin will host an international conference including lawyers, judges, civil servants and academics from 18 EU countries who will come together to examine and review the way in which European refugee law is being applied across the European Union. The conference, organised jointly by the […]

Posted on: 16 January 2014

Direct Provision: No place to call home

Media Release, 18 December 2013 Today at 10.30am outside the Dáil, current and former residents of Direct Provision shared a moment to celebrate the success of their petition calling for an to end to the institutionalised accommodation of asylum seekers. The campaign organisers, along with their children, allies and supporters tied homemade Christmas decorations to […]

Posted on: 18 December 2013