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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.

Drop-in Legal Clinic Opening Hours

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

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

Guest Post: Nasc’s impact on our youth

11 December 2014

The following guest post was written by Dollar Salami, a Transition Year Student who did her work experience with us here in Nasc in November 2014.  Huge thanks to Dollar for all of her help and especially for the lovely words! Nasc is a non-governmental organisation which deals with immigrants, asylum... more>>

Nasc’s International Human Rights Day Message – Welcome to Syrians granted admission under SHAP scheme

10 December 2014

Nasc welcomes the announcement yesterday by Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald of the grant of admission to Ireland of 111 vulnerable Syrians under the Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme (SHAP). Nasc submitted 6 applications on behalf of our clients and all were successful or partially successful... more>>

Human Rights Day 2014 #HumanRights365

5 December 2014

10th December marks Human Rights Day – commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s slogan is “Human Rights 365” – encompassing the idea that every day is human rights day – and Nasc has organised two events to celebrate this theme. On Monday 8th December... more>>

Notice: December Walk In Service Hours

28 November 2014

The walk in service will close on Monday 15th December at 12 noon for the Christmas period and will reopen on Monday 5th January at 9.30am. There will also be some closures of walk in during December due to staff shortages. The Walk in Service will be closed all day on Friday 5th December and for the... more>>

Focusing on the positives from the High Court Decision on Direct Provision

28 November 2014

Controversy surrounding how we treat our asylum seekers in Ireland through the system of direct provision was once again thrust into the spotlight by way of a recent High Court decision. The decision in C.A. and T.A (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney... more>>

Joint statement on citizenship from Nasc and Immigrant Council

24 November 2014

Nasc and UCC Societies Guild registering new voters at Citizenship Ceremonies in UCC, 24 November 2014 Costs and bureaucracy blocking access to Irish Citizenship Highest naturalisation fees in the world must be reviewed Cork Citizenship Ceremony to be marked with voter registration drive Costs and bureaucracy... more>>