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

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Nasc launches ‘What’s Food Got To Do With It?’ report

Last evening, Nasc launched the report ‘What’s Food Got To Do With It? Food Experiences of Asylum Seekers in Direct Provision’, written by Keelin Barry. The report was launched by John McKenna, food critic and author of the... (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...)

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Family Reunification and other stories from the legal clinic

30 July 2014

July Legal Clinic Report July was another busy month for the Nasc legal team. We said goodbye to our legal intern Viktorija Dogonadze. Viktoriya spent 9 months with Nasc and we cannot thank her enough for her hard work, enthusiasm and dedication during her internship at Nasc. Viktorija was a great addition... more>>

Got a spare or unused bike? Donate it to Nasc’s separated children’s fund

29 July 2014

Nasc is looking for help from our friends and supporters to source a men’s bike that will be used by a Separated Child living in the Direct Provision system in Cork. ‘Separated Children’ are minors who arrive in Ireland alone seeking safety and protection from war and conflict in their... more>>

Nasc comments on the Civil Registration Bill 2014

25 July 2014

Nasc’s Legal Officer Fiona Hurley Nasc’s Legal Officer Fiona Hurley comments on the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 The Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 is currently going through the Oireachtas; it was most recently presented in the Seanad on the 8th July 2014. The Civil... more>>

Press Release: The State Continued To Defend Direct Provision System Before the High Court Yesterday

24 July 2014

Nasc welcomed the announcement today by the new Minster of State for Equality and New Communities Aodhán Ó Riordáin to reform our current Direct Provision System and our broader Protection system.  However, Nasc has learned, that whilst the Minister was announcing the long awaited reforms, Counsel... more>>

Press Release: Nasc welcomes commitment from the government to address Direct Provision

23 July 2014

Nasc welcomes commitment from the government to address Direct Provision Nasc welcomes the commitment made by the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste in the Statement of Government Priorities 2014 – 2016, to address the current system of Direct Provision. The new Statement of Priorities was officially published... more>>

Nasc comments on Social Welfare Appeals Office’s 2013 Annual Report

8 July 2014

Legal Officer Fiona Hurley The Social Welfare Appeals Office Annual Report for 2013 has been published. The report notes that 55% of the 38,421 appeals were upheld with a favourable outcome for the appellant. This is an increase of 4.6% on the 2012 figures and of 12.8% on the 2011 figures. A consistently... more>>