Refugee & Migrant Coalition Press Conference

When: 11am, Wednesday 7th September 2016
Where: Buswells Hotel, 27 Molesworth St, Dublin 2

One year on, NGO coalition urges Irish government to keep its promise on refugees

WHEN: 11am, Wednesday 7th September 2016

WHERE: Buswells Hotel, 27 Molesworth St, Dublin 2

A year since the Irish government pledged to take in 4,000 refugees, the Refugee & Migrant Coalition highlights the low numbers (just 311) accepted so far and calls for swift action to save lives.

Speakers will include representatives from Trócaire, the Irish Refugee Council and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland.

Full press release to follow.

Caroline Reid (IRC) 085 858 5510 or Aoife Murphy (MRCI) 086 368 7901

The Refugee and Migrant Coalition is a group of leading NGOs working with migrants and refugees in Ireland and internationally: ActionAid Ireland, Christian Aid, Community Work Ireland, Comhlámh, the Conference of Religious of Ireland, Cultúr, Dóchas, Doras Luimní, ENAR Ireland, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish Missionary Union, Irish Refugee Council, Jesuit Refugee Service, Mayo Intercultural Action, Mercy International Association, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Misean Cara, NASC Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Trócaire and World Vision Ireland.