Statement from the Irish Refugee Council on Essex lorry tragedy

23 October 2019 As of yet, little is known about the 39 people found dead in a lorry in Essex, or what fate led them to be in that container. What we do know is that people seeking asylum are often compelled to take similar life threatening journeys because of the clear absence of safe […]

Posted on: 23 October 2019

Vacancy: Legal Caseworker (Unaccompanied Minors)

Legal Caseworker (Unaccompanied Minors), Location: Dublin In collaboration with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Irish Refugee Council and the Immigrant Council of Ireland are seeking to jointly recruit a Legal Caseworker to support a joint pro bono legal project to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors seeking family reunification. Unaccompanied minors currently cannot access […]

Posted on: 14 October 2019

A diverse and willing workforce you may not have heard about

In May 2017, the Supreme Court struck down a 20 year old ban preventing people seeking asylum from legally working in Ireland. The judgment was enormously important, not only because it should significantly improve the lives of people trapped in Direct Provision, but because it says something fundamental about the importance and value our highest […]

Posted on: 16 October 2019