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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

Press Release: Nasc supports Seanad Immigration Bill to Provide Residency for Asylum

22 October 2014

Nasc are supporting a Bill being introduced to the Seanad this afternoon by Senator David Norris providing a pathway to residency for asylum seekers who have been awaiting a decision on their protection application for 4 years or more. Senator Norris will be introducing the Immigration (Reform) (Regularisation... more>>

Press Release: Nasc welcomes place on Working Group, will continue to call for end to direct provision

14 October 2014

Nasc welcomes the invitation made to our CEO Fiona Finn to sit on the Working Group, which will make recommendations to the government to improve the system of direct provision and Ireland’s protection system. Nasc CEO Fiona Finn comments: “We are happy to be asked to participate in what we consider... more>>

Cork County Council passes vote in opposition to Direct Provision

13 October 2014

Members of KRAC Asylum Today at Cork County Council Hall The issue of Direct Provision was debated at Cork County Council this afternoon, on foot of a motion by Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire. The motion heavily criticized the system, and called for fundamental change in the manner in which asylum seekers... more>>

NOTICE: New changes to Subsidiary Protection

9 October 2014

The Office for the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) have released new amendments to the Subsidiary Protection guidelines as a result of the judgment in H. N. v. The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ireland and the Attorney General, the European Union (Subsidiary Protection)... more>>

NOTICE: Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme

6 October 2014

Former work permit holders who have become undocumented in the State may now be eligible to apply for a reactivation work permit and regularise their status. From the 01st October 2014, INIS is accepting applications for a temporary Stamp 1 for the purposes of applying for a reactivation employment permit... more>>

Nasc’s submission to Minister for Justice on Ireland’s protection system and direct provision

1 October 2014

Photo from @FitzgeraldFrncs In the wake of attending the Roundtable Discussion held by Ministers Fitzgerald and Ó Riordáin on Ireland’s protection system and direct provision, Nasc has made a written submission to the Minister for Justice to reiterate the issues CEO Fiona Finn presented on the day. The... more>>