New civil society report offers roadmap to Irish Government in addressing the needs of refugees and migrants

Press Release, Tuesday 24 October 2017 The growing global migration crisis, which has resulted in 65.6 million people being uprooted from their homes, demands a more coherent and coordinated response from the Irish Government, the Irish Refugee and Migration Coalition said today. A newly-published report, Pathways to Protection and Inclusion, from the civil society group […]

Posted on: 24 October 2017

Right to work for asylum seekers must be accessible and effective

MEDIA STATEMENT, 4th October 2017 Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, responded to the statement today by Minister Charlie Flanagan in the Seanad: “Minister Flanagan’s statement that people in the asylum process will be given the right to work is positive. However, any other response would be contrary to the Supreme Court’s decision […]

Posted on: 4 October 2017

Take a stand with the men, women and children seeking refuge in Ireland

In light of a recent Supreme Court case the Government will soon be opting into an EU Directive that includes a right to work for people in the asylum process. This will bring us in line with other EU member states. Our concern is that they will make this right restrictive in nature which would […]

Posted on: 5 October 2017