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Nasc Mission Statement

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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Tuesday 9:30 AM CLOSED
Wednesday 9:30 AM CLOSED
Thursday 9:30 AM CLOSED

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

Prioritisation of International Protection Applications

27 February 2017

Nasc welcomes the announcement made by the International Protection Office detailing the prioritisation of applications for international protection. According to the IPO’s statement, prioritisation of applications relates ‘solely to the scheduling of interviews’ and will not impact the recommendation... more>>

We are changing our opening hours

23 February 2017

Notice: Change to Nasc opening hours  From Monday 27th February we are changing our opening hours. Our Walk in and Legal Service will close all day Friday from Friday 3rd of March 2017. Unfortunately, this closure is necessary because of a reduction in our funding, coupled with the high level of casework... more>>

20 Day Deadline on Questionnaires from International Protection Office

21 February 2017

We are aware that asylum seekers are understandably concerned at the 20 day deadline on the questionnaires issued by the International Protection Office. We strongly urge all those receiving questionnaires to seek legal advice from the Legal Aid Board or their private solicitor. The International Protection... more>>

Nasc concerned at high rate of visa refusals from Muslim countries

16 February 2017

Nasc are deeply concerned about responses to Parliamentary Questions submitted by Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin this week indicating a high number of refusals of family reunification visas for people from countries like Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen and Afghanistan. According to the... more>>

Joint Statement: Permitting Pre-Clearance to Operate in Ireland May Violate Human Rights

30 January 2017

Joint Statement from Irish Human Rights Organisations Monday, 30 January 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on refugees and migrants from certain countries should be strongly and categorically condemned by the Irish government. This Executive Order... more>>

NOTICE: Nasc Walk In Service January Hours

5 January 2017

PLEASE NOTE – Nasc’s Walk In Service will be closed on Mondays for the month of January due to staffing shortages. The Walk In Service Opening Hours for the month of January are as follows: DAYAMPM MondayCLOSED AMDoors open 2 PM TuesdayDoors open 9:30 AMCLOSED PM WednesdayDoors... more>>