Irish Refugee Council welcomes and echoes Children’s Ombudsman’s call that children in Direct Provision have access to his office

MEDIA STATEMENT, 29TH September 2016 The IRC welcomes Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Mudoon’s continued commitment and desire to ensure that all children in Ireland have equal access to his Office before the end of 2016. Caroline Reid, Communications Officer with the IRC said, “If we want to be a society that values the equal treatment […]

Posted on: 29 September 2016

Volunteer Opportunity: Independent Youth Advocate

This recruitment call is now closed Join the Irish Refugee Council’s dedicated team as a volunteer advocate, working directly with young asylum seekers and refugees as they navigate the asylum process and adjust to life in Ireland. The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) The IRC is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation which specialises in working with […]

Posted on: 22 September 2016

Update on Greece Solidarity Appeal and how donations are being used to assist refugees in Greece

On behalf of the Irish Refugee Council, I would like to warmly thank everyone who donated for their generosity and support. With your help we were able to support the following important initiatives on the ground in Greece. Below is a short report on where and how funds raised have been used so far. ~ […]

Posted on: 7 September 2016

One year on, Government needs to act fast to keep its promise on refugees

Media Release, Wednesday 7th September 2016 Coalition says Ireland has taken in just one unaccompanied child since pledge Group of NGOs call for speedier relocation and humanitarian scheme to bring loved ones to safety here in Ireland in advance of first UN Summit on Migration A year since Ireland pledged to take in 4,000 refugees, […]

Posted on: 7 September 2016