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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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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

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>>

Your Vote is your Voice: Register to Vote now!

18 November 2014

Who Can Register To Vote? To be eligible to be included in the Register of Electors, you must: Be at least 18 years old on the day the Register comes into force (15 February) Have been ordinarily resident in the State on 1 September in the year preceding the coming into force of the Register. How... more>>

Initial Comments on High Court Decision on Direct Provision

14 November 2014

Today Justice Mac Eochaidh ruled in the High Court Case C.A and T.A. (a minor) v Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister for Social Protection, the Attorney General and Ireland. Nasc CEO Fiona Finn was in attendance for the judgment. Justice Mac Eochaidh found that direct provision was not in breach... more>>

Garda Inspectorate Report highlights urgent need for hate crime legislation and reform of PULSE

12 November 2014

The publication of the Garda Inspectorate Report yesterday highlights the urgent need for hate crime legislation and flanking measures to tackle racism and other hate crimes through the reform of the PULSE system, says Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre. “The Garda Inspectorate Report bears out... more>>