Immediate changes to the protection process necessary after High Court decision says Irish Refugee Council

The Irish Refugee Council says that a recent decision of the High Court means that it is no longer feasible to continue with a split procedure for making asylum claims.  Ireland is the only EU country which requires protection applicants to apply for and be refused asylum before they can claim protection against a risk […]

Posted on: 29 January 2013

Latest employment statistics show that Direct Provision no longer represents value for money

Recent research on unemployment amongst people who have been in the asylum system shows the long-term detrimental effect of the Direct Provision accommodation says the Irish Refugee Council. Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, says: “The ESRI and Equality Authority report proves that maintaining asylum seekers in institutional accommodation and denying them the […]

Posted on: 16 January 2013

JobBridge internship with the Information & Referral Service

The IRC is looking to hire a caseworker under the JobBridge scheme to work in the Information and Referral Service.  Further information at

Posted on: 7 January 2013