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Nasc Mission Statement

Enabling migrants to access justice and human rights and to work to ensure a just, inclusive and integrated society.

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Monday 9:30am-12:30pm CLOSED
Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 2pm-4pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 9:30am-12:30pm 2pm-4pm

What’s Food Got to Do With It? Food Experiences of Asylum Seekers in Direct Provision

2014 ‘What’s Food Got To Do With It? Food Experiences of Asylum Seekers in Direct Provision is based on a qualitative research study that was undertaken with the aim of gaining greater understanding of the lived reality and food... (more...)

In From the Margins – Roma in Ireland

2013 In From the Margins – Roma in Ireland: Addressing the Structural Discrimination of the Roma Community in Ireland is a comprehensive and groundbreaking examination of the discrimination the Roma community experiences living in Ireland.... (more...)

Stop the Silence: A Snapshot of Racism in Cork

2012 Stop the Silence: A Snapshot of Racism in Cork was compiled by our Racist Reporting Office Simon Prim based on Nasc’s racist reporting mechanism, a third party mechanism designed to give victims and witnesses the opportunity to report... (more...)

Report shows immigrant residents face routine discrimination when accessing social protection

Irish human rights organisations have come together to compile a report that examines the barriers experienced by immigrant residents of Ireland when they apply for social protection. The report was launched by Minister for Social Protection,... (more...)

Latest News

It’s time to close the door on slamming asylum seekers looking for our help: A response to Ian O’Doherty

23 September 2014

In response to a recent opinion piece from Ian O’Doherty in the Independent – “Its time we closed the door on our failed asylum policy” (published 17/9/14) – our Campaigns and Communications Officer Jennifer DeWan has written an article to challenge the misinformation that... more>>

NOTICE: Temporary 4 day closure of Nasc’s Legal Clinic

10 September 2014

NOTICE: Please be aware that due to a shortage in staff, our legal drop-in service will not be available on the following four dates; Friday September 19 Monday September 29 Tuesday September 30 Friday October 3 We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Our services will resume as usual... more>>

“Stop. See racism. Stand up” – Nasc launches #EverydayRacism campaign video

9 September 2014

“Stop. See racism. Stand up” is the central message of a new anti-racism video Nasc is launching today as part of the ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days Of Action’ campaign. The video was created by Nasc’s Anti-Racism Youth Group in collaboration with advocacy filmmaker... more>>

Nasc to deliver pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí

9 September 2014

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc will be delivering a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí attending include members of Cork Community Policing, Ethnic Liaison Officers... more>>

New Voluntary Group Alliance (CESCA) Launched in Cork City

3 September 2014

The CESCA team in preparation for the 2014 Interfirm Dragon Boat Challenge on September 13th A number of community and voluntary groups in Cork city have joined forces to better address issues of disadvantage in the city. This new alliance – Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA)... more>>

Nasc comments on Minister Fitzgerald’s response to reports of prostitution in direct provision

2 September 2014

Day of Action to End Institutionalised Living, Cork, April 2013 Nasc welcomes Minister Fitzgerald’s comments today in response to an RTE Radio 1 report this morning by Brian O’Connell on prostitution in direct provision (click here for Nasc CEO Fiona Finn commenting on Radio 1). The Minister has... more>>