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Enable migrants and ethnic minorities to access justice and human rights and work to achieve a just, inclusive and equal society.

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Person or Number? 2: A Second Examination of Issues faced by Immigrants Accessing Social Protection

2015 Person or Number 2: A Second Examination of Issues faced by Immigrants Accessing Social Protection is a follow on to the 2012 report, Person or Number. Person or Number? 2 was jointly compiled by Nasc, Crosscare Migrant Project, FLAC, Doras... (more...)

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...)

Latest News

Open Letter to Minister Jan O’Sullivan on third level education for asylum seeking children

14 August 2015

14 August 2015 Minister Jan O’Sullivan, TD Department of Education and Skills Marlborough Street Dublin 1, D01 RC96 Re: Free fees and grants for asylum seeking children Dear Minister O’Sullivan, As you are no doubt well aware, Leaving Cert results time can be a stressful one for those young people... more>>

The Importance of reporting and logging racist incidents

6 August 2015

This is a guest post from a third-year sociology student at Trinity College who spent two weeks as an intern at Nasc working on our Racist Incident database. As a support system for immigrants in Ireland, one of Nasc’s key roles is helping to combat racism by raising awareness, providing support and... more>>

Shocking failure to protect Walli Ullah Safi highlights problem of immigration related detention

30 July 2015

The recent events surrounding the detention of 21 year-old Walli Ullah Safi highlight the significant problem of immigration related detention in Ireland. Although not much is known to the public about the details of Mr. Safi’s case, Nasc are deeply concerned that he does not appear to have been offered... more>>

Joint Statement on Working Group: Government advised time to act is now

22 July 2015

A new website tracking the Government’s implementation of the Report of the Working Group on the Protection Process, including Direct Provision, is launched today. is an initiative by the undersigned members of the Working Group which was tasked with examining improvements to the current... more>>

Thank You Letter

21 July 2015

Some of the thank you cards we receive at Nasc We received the following letter last week from a client expressing their gratitude for the work we do here at Nasc. It is always a privilege for us to feel that our work allows us to make a difference in the lives of those that struggle to have their voices... more>>

Justice Committee publish Interim Report on the International Protection Bill

20 July 2015

Nasc welcomes the recent publication of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality’s Pre-legislative Scrutiny Report on the General Scheme of the International Protection Bill. The report is available here. Nasc made a Submission to the Committee outlining our recommendations in... more>>