Headshot of Rory O Neill, Irish Refugee Council Integration Projects Manager in front of a brick wall

Rory joined the Irish Refugee Council in May 2015, initially part time as a researcher, working on the issues facing people transitioning out of Direct Provision and became the Integration Projects Manager in 2018.

Rory developed and expanded his initial work to include a Housing Programme, which sees people accommodated in secure tenancies, and employment based projects done in partnership with different employers and employment support agencies. Aside from the projects that Rory oversees he also provides specialised advice and support to people relating to housing and employment, their general wellbeing and integration after time spent in reception centres.

Prior to working with us, Rory spent nine years documenting the Direct provision system and its consequences as a photographer. Rory holds a BA in photography from Griffith College Dublin and an MFA in photography from The University of Ulster (Belfast) and a Post-Grad Diploma in Anthropology from Maynooth University.

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