Media Releases

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: 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

Refugee family reunification bill progresses to the Dáil

 Media Release, 5 December 2018 Oxfam Ireland, Nasc and the Irish Refugee Council urge TDs to show support and keep families together this Christmas  A Bill that will enable refugees living in Ireland to be reunited with their dependent loved ones will progress to the Dáil tomorrow (Thursday 6 December) – seven months since it […]

Posted on: 5 December 2018

IRC Education Fund highlights barriers in access to further education for people seeking asylum

Media Release, 28 November 2018   Wednesday, 28 November is the first ever World Access to Higher Education Day  to raise global awareness around inequalities in access to higher education.  To mark the day, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) are drawing attention to the many barriers that people in the asylum process face in accessing […]

Posted on: 28 November 2018