New posts at the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC is seeking to hire a part-time Fundraising Officer and a part-time Legal Secretary in 2013.  Find details of the positions and how to apply at

Posted on: 21 December 2012

Sue Conlan presents at EMN Conference

  Sue Conlan gave a presentation on the need for reform of reception conditions in Ireland at the European Migration Network (EMN) Ireland conference, Challenges in Protection, on 17 December 2012. Read the full text Reception Conditions in Ireland – the Need for Reform

Posted on: 18 December 2012

Council of Europe adds to growing calls for reform of Irish asylum procedure

PDF Version The Council of Europe is the latest body, along with the Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the UNHCR, to criticise the design of the Irish asylum procedure. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, wrote[1] to Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence […]

Posted on: 13 December 2012

Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the subsidiary protection system in Ireland

PDF Version On 22nd November last, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the M.M. case again sent a clear message to the Irish government regarding their failure to adequately implement European law in the area of asylum and, more specifically in this instance, subsidiary protection.  This follows the judgment of the […]

Posted on: 13 December 2012