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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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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 comments on new citizenship application

5 September 2016

The INIS have published a new Citizenship Application Form (Form 8). We have produced an information note about the most significant changes on the form. Nasc has some concerns about the new application, including the more onerous documentary requirements, especially in relation to refugees, and we... more>>

INIS publish new citizenship application

2 September 2016

New Citizenship Application The INIS have published a new application form for naturalisation (Form 8). You can download the new application here. Please note there are several significant changes in the new application, which are outlined below: The form now states that if the application is refused... more>>

Direct Provision Questionnaire

31 August 2016

Direct Provision Questionnaire In June 2016, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald stated that the Government had implemented 91 of the 173 recommendations of the Working Group on the Protection Process and Direct Provision (the ‘McMahon Report’), and has committed to implementing the remainder... more>>

‘Pilot Support Scheme’ for asylum seekers

23 August 2016

With the leaving certificate results just out, we are seeing an increase in questions about access to third level education for asylum seekers. The Department of Education has set up a ‘Pilot Support Scheme’ for asylum seekers who are living in direct provision, who have been in the Irish... more>>

Nasc Ireland is recruiting a Legal Intern (4 days per week / 30 hours)

8 August 2016

Nasc is recruiting a Legal Intern Nasc is an independent human rights organisation based in Cork City. We link migrants to their rights and seek to enable migrants to access justice and human rights. We work to ensure a just, inclusive and integrated society. Reporting to a Legal Officer, the legal intern... more>>

NOTICE: August Walk In Service Closures

5 August 2016

Nasc Walk In Service August Closures Please note: Nasc’s Walk In Service will be closed for FOR THE MORNING on 19th August and for the week beginning 29th August to 2nd September. If you have an urgent issue in relation to your case, please ensure you attend Walk In prior to those dates. We apologise... more>>