Publications

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 Luimni, and Dublin City Citizens Information Service. Four... Read more

PQ: RIA Transfers

Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the decision of the Refugee Integration Agency to send a person (details supplied) to County Sligo in circumstances in which they have been accepted to a third level course in a Dublin college and they have no connections... Read more

PQ: Mosney Direct Provision Centre

Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the current residents of the Mosney camp, County Meath are to be relocated to an alternative site; if they are to be relocated to an alternative site; if the Bettystown Court Hotel is being considered as a possible option. Minister for... Read more

PQ: Technology Visas (Justice and Equality)

Deputy Regina Doherty asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if, due to the current shortage of highly quality technological talent, he will review the current working visa permit system to help indigenous companies expand and develop; and if he will make a statement on the matter. Minister for... Read more

PQ: Technology Visas – ICT Sector II

Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation if he has examined the proposals of an organisation (details supplied) to create special technology visas for skilled workers in the ICT sector to make it easier for them to work and live here, and lead to the creation of 20,000... Read more

Minister promises action to protect immigrant victims of domestic abuse

Nasc is one of nine Irish NGOs that have united as part of The Coalition on Domestic Violence to campaign for changes in immigration law and policy that would help to protect immigrants who experience domestic abuse. Immigrants whose permission to reside in Ireland is based on their marriage or relationship... Read more

“A racist crime driven by hatred”: Remembering Stephen Lawrence, and a petition for the recognition of racist crimes in Ireland

Stephen Lawrence was a black British teenager from south east London, who was murdered by a racist gang while waiting for a bus on the evening of 22 April 1993. Some seventeen years later, on January 4 2012, two of his murderers were finally convicted and received “life sentences” of 14 and 15 years... Read more