Judgment of European Court of Justice reinforces our obligation to have respect for fundamental rights, says Irish Refugee Council

In a judgment of significant consequence for Ireland and other Member States, the European Court of Justice has ruled that asylum seekers cannot be sent back to other European countries pursuant to the Dublin II Regulation if they are at risk of being treated inhumanely there. Jacqueline Kelly, Managing Solicitor at the Irish Refugee Council […]

Posted on: 22 December 2011

Service maps for young people in the asylum process show direct provision system is a major barrier to integration

Senator Jillian van Turnhout launches the Irish Refugee Council’s project ‘Mapping Services for Young People in the Asylum Process’ at 4pm today (13/12/11) in Crosscare’s Youth  Aftercare Support Services.  The project aims to foster the integration of children and young people living in Direct Provision in the local community through providing information on mainstream youth […]

Posted on: 13 December 2011

Remembering the deaths of eight refugees in the Wexford container tragedy

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the eight people who died in a freight container while fleeing persecution in their native countries.   On Sunday 11 December, Chief Executive of the Irish Refugee Council, Sue Conlan, will join a group of Turkish, Kurdish and Irish people to remember the three men, one woman and four […]

Posted on: 12 December 2011