New refugee law could store up problems for the future, says Irish Refugee Council

Media Release, 30 November 2015 The Irish Government wants the International Protection Bill, published on 19th November, to be on the statute books by the end of the year and appears determined to push it through without much debate. The Bill will have its second reading in the Seanad on Tuesday evening and is due […]

Posted on: 30 November 2015

Refugee Council launches practical guide on providing early legal advice for people in the asylum process

MEDIA RELEASE, 25th November 2015 Today, the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) will launch a Manual which is informed by the free early legal advice (ELA) project which has been run successfully by the Irish Refugee Council Independent Law Centre since 2011. It is the result of a collaborative effort of committed staff who have worked […]

Posted on: 25 November 2015

Dublin Hosts European Conference on Durable Solutions for Separated Children in Europe

Media Release, 13 November 2015 Today, Ireland will host a one day conference exploring durable solutions for young people who find themselves in a new country without their parents or legal guardian and in need of international protection. The pan European project, which has led to this conference, examines best practice in determining and implementing […]

Posted on: 13 November 2015

Casework Internships with the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC’s Information and Referral Service operates a free drop-in centre and an outreach service to locations around the country where people in the asylum system live. There is an opportunity for two people to take on full-time internships for six months from January – June 2016 with two weeks of training and induction in […]

Posted on: 6 November 2015