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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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Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm 2pm-4pm
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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...)

Latest News

Nasc staff present at International Foster Care Organisation Conference

27 August 2014

Fiona Hurley Nasc’s Fiona Hurley and Susan Mackey attended and presented at the 2014 European Conference organised by the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) today. The three day conference (August 26th – 29th),  hosted at the Waterford Institute of Technology, is on “Ensuring... more>>

Nasc are recruiting a legal intern

26 August 2014

Nasc, The Irish Immigrant Support Centre is recruiting: A Legal Intern (4 days per week / 30 hours) This is an unpaid internship. Nasc is an independent human rights organisation. We link immigrants to their rights and seek to enable migrants to access justice and human rights. We work to ensure a just,... more>>

INIS notice on Student Probationary Extension

26 August 2014

INIS have published information for people who were given a residency permission under the Student Probationary Extension. It includes details of what they will be required to do to renew their permission.  For more information, please visit the INIS website.  If you have any questions regarding the... more>>

Innovative Youth Internship Program launched by Nasc, CEIA and Atlantic philanthropies

25 August 2014

Back L – R : Boris Iduhayeneza (participant), Daniel O’ Riordan (CIT student), Billy Burke-McCarthy (UCC Student) Front L – R : Brenda Cooper (CEIA), Samsom Mehari (participant), Marcus Fitzgibbon (participant), Audrey Burke-McCarthy (MotivAction), Dr Eamon Conolly (CEIA) Last week marked... more>>

Nasc supports Doras Luimni’s Call to Action on Direct Provision

20 August 2014

Nasc fully supports our partners Doras Luimni in their peaceful protest calling for change of the direct provision system.  The protest, which has been organised by Doras Luimni and Foynes Asylum Seekers for Change (FASFC), is in response to the recent disturbing events in Mount Trenchard Direct Provision... more>>

Nasc to Host Information Sessions at Direct Provision Centres across Cork

18 August 2014

Nasc is set to host a number of Information sessions at Direct Provision Centres in the Cork Area in the coming weeks. The outreach sessions will be re-introducing the work of Nasc’s free legal clinics and going through the new Subsidiary Protection procedures. Our staff will also be highlighting... more>>