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Recent Press Releases:

Nasc publish ‘Working Paper’ on Government’s progress on McMahon Report (December 2017)

Nasc welcomes announcement from Minister on right to work for asylum seekers (November 2017)

Nasc awaiting announcement on right to work for asylum seekers (November 2017)

Nasc welcomes the introduction of a humanitarian admission programme for refugee families (November 2017)

Nasc awaits announcement from Minister for Justice on family reunification scheme (November 2017)

Nasc to host event to promote migrant participation in Midleton (October 2017)

Nasc welcomes important debate on Safe Passage in Dail tonight (September 2017)

Nasc welcomes commitment from Minister Stanton that ‘no one will be made homeless‘ (September 2017)

Nasc condemns proposed eviction of asylum seekers from direct provision (September 2017)

Nasc host week of events to raise awareness of plight of refugees (June 2017)

Direct provision allowance increase a ‘good start’ (June 2017)

Unanimous Supreme Court decision on right to work for asylum seekers a ‘landmark ruling’ (May 2017)

Nasc host Cork Participate! stall at Africa Day Cork 2017 (May 2017)

Nasc host Roma event to mark International Day of Roma (April 2017)

Nasc concerned at high rate of visa refusals from Muslim countries (February 2017)

Joint Statement: Permitting pre-clearance to operate in Ireland may violate human rights (January 2017)


Nasc in the Media:

Asylum seekers working (RTE Drivetime, January 2018)

Families granted asylum by Irish government also feeling housing crisis (The Detail, December 2017)

‘Only half’ proposals for improving asylum system in place (Irish Times, December 2017)

Interview with Nasc CEO Fiona Finn on Opinion Line (96FM, December 2017)

Interview with Nasc CEO Fiona Finn on implementing McMahon Report [at 6:20 PM] (RTE Drivetime, December 2017)

Interview on new accommodation centre opening in Killarney (Radio Kerry, December 2017)

Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity (, December 2017)

Fears people are being forced to beg on the streets of Cork (Evening Echo, December 2017)

Respecting the dignity of asylum seekers – Ireland’s right to work dilemma (Public Affairs Ireland, November 2017)

Refugees losing out on proper medical treatment, say officials (Irish Times, November 2017)

Shelving refugee programme considered due to housing crisis (Irish Times, November 2017)

Early Christmas present for refugee families (Cork Evening Echo, November 2017)

Vulnerable people are being trafficked into Cork and forced to beg (Cork Evening Echo, November 2017)

Ireland to opt in to EU Directive providing for asylum seekers’ access to workforce (Irish Legal News, November 2017)

Announcement on asylum seekers’ right to work due today (Irish Legal News, November 2017)

Government criticised for ‘disingenuously’ linking new refugee scheme to Seanad bill (Irish Legal News, November 2017)

Up to 530 refugee family members to be welcomed under new scheme (Irish Times, November 2017)

530 refugees to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland (, November 2017)

Nasc’s Fiona Finn on Drivetime on FRHAP [at 1:25] (RTE Radio, November 2017)

Nasc disappointed that family reunification programme does not include non-refugee families (RedFM, November 2017)

Government defeated in Seanad on Private Member’s Bill (Irish Times, November 2017)

Wicklow Syria Appeal plans public meeting (Wicklow People, November 2017)

Wicklow Syria Appeal holding meeting to discuss how to respond to refugee crisis (Wicklow News, November 2017)

Immigrant body demands overhaul of local direct provision centres (Shannonside FM, October 2017)

Special on complaints at direct provision centres (Shannonside FM, October 2017)

Midleton hosting Participate information event for migrants in East Cork this Saturday (East Cork Journal, October 2017)

Why Direct Provision must end (Hot Press, September 2017)

From camps of Lebanon to overcrowded Limerick council homes (Limerick Leader, September 2017)

Human rights groups welcome Iris community sponsorship programme (Irish Legal News, September 2017)

Nasc welcomes assurance that asylum seekers won’t be made homeless (Irish Legal News, September 2017)

Department denies issuing eviction letters to asylum seekers (Irish Times, September 2017)

Asylum seekers ordered to leave (Cork Independent, September 2017)

Asylum seekers facing deportation given month to leave hostels (Irish Times, September 2017)

An inhumane action’: eviction orders issued to asylum seekers in direct provision (, September 2017)

Fiona Finn on eviction in direct provision (RTE Drivetime, September 2017)

Department of Justice blasted over ‘inhumane’ eviction letters sent to asylum seekers (Irish Legal News, September 2017)

‘It’s like being a caged animal, we have no freedom’ (Irish Independent, September 2017)

From paralympians to mature students – Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life (, August 2017)

Jennifer DeWan on direct provision (RTE 6.1 News, July 2017)

Family reunification bill to go before Seanad today (Irish Legal News, July 2017)

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland (, July 2017)

Civil Engagement Group: ‘Extend family reunification laws’ (Irish Examiner, July 2017)

Children must play ‘central role in State’s refugee policy (Irish Times, June 2017)

Less than a third of promised 4,000 refugees settled here (Irish Times, June 2017)

Supreme Court ruling puts asylum law back in Oireachtas spotlight (Irish Legal News, May 2017)

Immigrant rights organisations say ruling is ‘unqualified good news’ (Irish Times, May 2017)

Direct Provision ruling (Drivetime, May 2017)

Pushing for safe passage in Ireland (OpenDemocracy, April 2017)

Naturalisation and recognition of Irish citizenship will improve Roma rights (The, April 2017)

‘Complete overhaul’ is needed for asylum system (Evening Echo, April 2017)

Concern at conflict zone visa refusals (Irish Examiner, March 2017)

Interview: High rates of visa refusals from Muslim countries (Wired FM, March 2017)

High numbers of Syrians and Iraqis refused family visas (Irish Times, February 2017)

Cork now hosts the most asylum seekers in the nation (Cork Evening Echo, February 2017)

Migrant fishermen claim continued abuse on Irish trawlers, says Senator  (Afloat, February 2017)

Irish trawlers accused of ‘alarming’ abuses of migrant workers (The Guardian, February 2017)

Fermoy students help to raise awareness of social justice (Evening Echo, January 2017)

Nasc Ireland – engaged for refugees and asylum seekers (Promosaik, January 2017)

City’s asylum seekers crying out for a voice (Irish Times, January 2017)


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