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#Irish Refugee Council

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 12 July, 2019

Call for Ireland to accept Brexit-delayed asylum applications that would otherwise be transferred to UK

A report by the Irish Refugee Council says Ireland has “typically chosen to follow the UK’s lead” on asylum issues.

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 16 June, 2019

The Explainer: How did a woman who died in Direct Provision come to be buried without ceremony?

Who was Sylva Tukula and what does her death mean for Ireland?

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Deeply concerned': Calls for vulnerability assessments for asylum seekers

These assessments are legally required.

# irish-refugee-council - Sunday 26 February, 2017

Rise in deportations 'worrying and stressful' as department denies official crackdown policy

Asylum seekers also say they are confused about a new refugee application process.

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# irish-refugee-council - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'

The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Ireland is failing to meet its international obligations on asylum seekers says the Irish Refugee Council

The IRC says asylum seekers should be granted access to the labour market after six months.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

High Court case could be a 'step towards ending Direct Provision system'

The Irish Refugee Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to grant leave to a family to challenge the system which it says operates at a ‘huge financial and human cost’.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Calls for Direct Provision to be overhauled

The Irish Refugee Council says that Direct Provision needs to be overhauled and replaced with a new system that is fairer to asylum seekers and allows them to work after a certain length of time.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Report questions if Direct Provision conditions 'amount to child abuse'

Poverty, malnutrition, inadequate heating, overcrowding and poor insulation are all impacting on children’s health in Direct Provision, the report says.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Closure of asylum seekers' centre shows "disregard" for rights

The number of asylum seekers is dropping, so Direct Provision accommodation centres are being consolidated in Ireland.

# irish-refugee-council - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Interviews: ‘I love the food’ – first-hand stories from asylum seekers in Ireland

What’s it really like being an asylum seeker? People living in State-funded accommodation describe their experiences.

# irish-refugee-council - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Reforms in asylum process "not a cure-all"

The Irish Refugee Council has said that the proposed Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill does not address the reasons for Ireland’s low rate of acceptance for protection applicants.

# irish-refugee-council - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…