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Jennifer DeWan, Campaigns and Communications Manager


Phone: (021) 450 3462 or (086) 085 3923


Recent Press Releases:

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 host its Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser (November 2016)

Nasc host meeting to introduce new campaign to reunite families fleeing conflict (October 2016)

Nasc host One Stop Shop Event to discuss ‘Brexit’ and promote participation (July 2016)

Walk In Their Shoes to mark World Refugee Day (June 2016)

Nasc to host ‘Your Ireland, Your Vote’ Voter Registration Open Day (February 2016)


Nasc in the Media:

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)

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)

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)

Refugees seeking family reunification face new obstacle (Irish Times, December 2016)

Demand for Nasc services rose in 2016 (Evening Echo, December 2016)

Deprived of humanity and respect (Village Magazine, December 2016)

Visa requests from Yemen, Eritrea and Iraq most likely to fail (Irish Times, December 2016)

News in Brief: Wine Tasting Fundraiser (Irish Independent, December 2016)

Nasc to host Wine Tasting Fundraiser in Cork (Irish Legal News, November 2016)

Nasc’s Legal Officer Majo Rivas on GNIB (96FM Opinion Line, November 2016) – at 1:55

Tears of joy as Syrian parents reunited with daughter in Dublin (Irish Times, November 2016)

We can and must do more to help families fleeing conflict (Cork Independent, November 2016)

No asylum in Ireland’s education system (Irish Times, October 2016)

Interview on direct provision and the implementation of the McMahon Report (Radio Kerry, October 2016)

New campaign to help migrants integrate into Irish society (Newstalk, August 2016)

Immigrant Council of Ireland launches campaign to help migrants integrate (Irish Examiner, August 2016)

Nasc to host migrant community event in Cork (Irish Legal News, July 2016)

Gardai: No surge in Islamophobia in Cork (Cork Evening Echo, July 2016)

Irish TV programme on Nasc’s Walk In Their Shoes event (IrishTV, July 2016)

Refugee Reality: FOI complaints show lunatics taking over the asylum seekers (Village Magazine, June 2016)

Irish group campaign for trapped Syrians to be reunited with families (Irish Central, June 2016)

Minister rules out amnesty for asylum seekers in direction provision (Irish Times, June 2016)

Fears over low take-up of permits for Irish fishing industry migrant workers (The Guardian, June 2016)

Asylum seekers living in Ireland more than five years should be given ‘special amnesty’ (, April 2016)

Interview on Nasc’s work & the refugee crisis (LifeFM, April 2016)

Direct provision: creating a cultural disconnect (Irish Times, April 2016)

New to the Parish: A difficult journey from Rwanda to direct provision (Irish Times, March 2016)

EU agrees Turkey deal to block migrants entering Europe (Irish Examiner, March 2016)

#RealityCheck: Why are the political parties ignoring direct provision (Newstalk, February 2016)


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