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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-12:00pm CLOSED
Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm 2pm-4pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 9:30am-12:00pm 2pm-4pm

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

Nasc’s Anti-Racism Toolkit for schools

13 April 2015

Nasc believes that education about the impact of racism is essential to combating discrimination and promoting integration. A part of the “Cork City Social Inclusion Project”, we have developed an anti-racism toolkit for schools. The project was co-financed by the European Commission under the European... more>>

15 Years of Direct Provision – Statement from Nasc’s CEO

10 April 2015

Today marks 15 years of direct provision. 15 years of a system originally designed to house asylum seekers for 6 months. In 2015, the majority of the approximately 4,400 residents have lived there for more than five years. 1,600 of those are children. An unfortunate few have been there as long as 10,... more>>

Participants needed for study about access to education

9 April 2015

Nasc’s legal clinics have been part of a European-wide project examining access to education, training and the world of work for vulnerable groups. The project is a response to research showing that young people from marginalised or disadvantaged backgrounds (in particular migrants, refugees and asylum... more>>

Nasc is recruiting a legal intern (Jobbridge)

8 April 2015

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS NOW PASSED. Nasc is recruiting a legal intern through the JobBridge scheme. Description The intern will gain practical experience in Asylum and Immigration and Social Welfare Law in practice. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following:... more>>

Invitation to International Day of the Roma Celebration

2 April 2015

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, along with members of the Roma community are delighted to invite you to a celebration of Roma heritage and culture to mark the International Day of the Roma on April 8th. Event Details:  When:  2-4pm, Wednesday April 8th 2015 Where:  Nasc, Ferry Lane (off... more>>

Nasc comments on SWAO’s 2014 Annual Report

2 April 2015

Nasc Senior Legal Officer Fiona Hurley The Social Welfare Appeals Office has published its Annual Report for 2014. The report shows an increase in the rate of successful appeals with the success rate climbing to 56.5%. There has been a steady upward trend in the success rate of appeals over recent years.... more>>