Full response to PQ on value of Direct Provision contracts

The Irish Refugee Council would like to thank Deputy O’Sullivan for tabling this question on our behalf: QUESTION NO:  267 DAIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter)by Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan for WRITTEN on Thursday, 14th February, 2013.      *  To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the value […]

Posted on: 20 February 2013

Irish Refugee Council welcomes call for review of asylum seeker accommodation from European anti-racism body

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) welcomes the findings by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) that accommodation for asylum seekers is unsuitable for lengthy periods of stay and has a negative impact on family life.  The Council reiterates ECRI’s call for a review of the system, known as Direct Provision, in order to […]

Posted on: 19 February 2013

Tenth anniversary of European asylum law agreed in Dublin is not a reason for celebration says Irish Refugee Council

Today (18/2/13) is the tenth anniversary of the EU regulation that identifies which state is responsible for determining asylum, known as the Dublin II Regulation.  The regulation is one part of an EU wide system for the regulation of asylum across the 27 EU states.  It allows a state to return a refugee applicant to […]

Posted on: 18 February 2013

Irish Refugee Council raises concern for safety of residents following attacks on refugee accommodation

The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has expressed concern for the safety of residents in a reception centre in Finglas where there have been a series of what appear to be racially motivated attacks.  A number of residents have been struck with heavy objects from a speeding car.  In one incident, an individual was hit on […]

Posted on: 13 February 2013

Opportunity for a Communications Intern

The Irish Refugee Council is looking for a Communications Intern to assist the Communications Officer during a busy public affairs programme.  Further information: https://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/about/jobs

Posted on: 11 February 2013