Another step towards an end of Direct Provision says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release: Monday, 21 October 2013 The Irish Refugee Council welcomes the decision of the High Court to grant leave to a family of asylum seekers who are challenging the Direct Provision system. Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, says: “Direct Provision has operated for the last 13 years at a huge financial […]

Posted on: 21 October 2013

Reflections of an asylum seeker on World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty

Out of sight out of mind I arrived on the shores of Ireland a couple years ago with a hope to a meaningful life seeking protection, relieved that I was far away and safe from the regime in Zimbabwe that had deprived me of my basic human rights and kept me in constant fear for […]

Posted on: 17 October 2013

Update on New Subsidiary Protection Procedure

The Irish Government is working on introducing a new procedure for subsidiary protection. This is in the light of an important High Court judgment in the case of MM v The Minister for Justice and of the Court of Justice of the European Union which found that the Minister for Justice had failed to give […]

Posted on: 10 October 2013

What’s the alternative to Direct Provision??

The Irish Refugee Council is calling for an end to Direct Provision but we are not calling for an end to state support for people who claim asylum. What the IRC is advocating is an initial reception system which is supportive and, ideally, for a decision to be made on an application within the first […]

Posted on: 9 October 2013

ECRE calls for safe legal channels for refugees to reach Europe.

Brussels, 3 October 2013. ECRE expresses its deep sorrow for one of the worst tragedies at sea of the last years. So far at least 82 people have died and some 270 people are missing after a boat which departed from Libya sank just off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. According to UNHCR, of […]

Posted on: 4 October 2013