Increase in Direct Provision allowance

Media Statement, 9th Oct 2018 Today, the government announced an increase in the weekly payment for adults and children living in Direct Provision. This welcomed increase brings the allowance up to the amount recommended in 2015 by the McMahon Group report; from €21.60 to €38.80 for adults and to €29.80 for children. “The Irish Refugee […]

Posted on: October 9, 2018

Irish Refugee Council Pre-Budget Submissions

Media Release, 8 October 2018 Irish Refugee Council urge Government to invest in legal aid to help reduce delays and improve decision-making on asylum applications   Irish Refugee Council calls for Child Benefit to be made truly universal by extending it to children in Direct Provision The Irish Refugee Council’s Pre-Budget Submission calls on the […]

Posted on: October 8, 2018

Call for Choral Facilitators for ‘Song Seeking’ Project

‘Song Seeking’ is a group singing research project funded by Creative Ireland under the National Creativity Fund. The project involves a cross-agency collaboration between Mary Immaculate College (MIC) as the project lead, the Association of Irish Choirs (AOIC) and the Irish Refugee Council (IRC). Across six direct provision (DP) centres, the project involves intergenerational group […]

Posted on: October 17, 2018