Inhumane Direct Provision system raised at meeting with Troika

The European Anti-Poverty Network has urged the Troika to bring long-term residents of Direct Provision under a new proposal to replace rent allowance with housing assistance payments.  The Troika were told that this option would be cheaper and more humane than the direct provision system   Read the full submission here.

Posted on: 19 July 2013

Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, warns that the plight of asylum seekers could Ireland’s next national scandal

The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the Ombudsman’s public call for urgent reform of reception conditions for asylum seekers. Speaking on RTE News at One yesterday, the Ombudsman reiterated Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness’s fears that a future government will have to apologise to children raised in Direct Provision, just as Enda Kenny had to apologise to […]

Posted on: 18 July 2013

New website on European Asylum systems

Today the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and its partners the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Forum Réfugiés-Cosi and the Irish Refugee Council are launching the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) website, as part of a project funded by the European Programme on Integration and Migration (EPIM). The website aims to inform legal practitioners, policy makers, […]

Posted on: 5 July 2013