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Nasc is recruiting a Connect Project Worker (2 days per week / 15 hours)

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. Under the direction of management, the Connect Project Worker will help to... Read more

Nasc is raising college funds for young asylum seekers

Nasc’s Connect Project is seeking your support for funds that will make a difference in young asylum seekers’ lives today. We would like to give young people that are seeking asylum an opportunity to excel in their lives and integrate in their community through accessing post leaving cert (PLC)... Read more

Nasc is moving!

Nasc will be moving office at the end of September! Our new office address will be: 34 Paul Street 1st Floor Cork City T12 W14H (Next to the Paul Street Shopping Centre.  For directions and map, click here.) PLEASE NOTE: Our office will be closed from Monday 24th September 2018 until 8th October 2018... Read more

Notice: Update for IHAP applicants & potential applicants

The INIS has recently updated their website in relation to the Irish Refugee Protection Programme Humanitarian Admission Programme 2 (IHAP). For people who made an application for family members under the first call (from May 14, 2018 – June 30, 2018), please note that the INIS website states that... Read more

Nasc’s 2017 Impact Report is out

Nasc’s 2017 Impact Report is now online! We had an extremely busy and successful 2017. -We helped 1,318 people over 2,452 interventions and we successfully closed 164 cases. -We reunited 57 families and saw 555 new clients. -We campaigned nationally for Safe Passage and welcomed the Government’s... Read more

Public consultation on draft national standards for direct provision

The Department of Justice & Equality, along with a Standards Advisory Group comprised of NGOs, UNHCR and government representatives, have drafted National Standards for Direct Provision Centres, in line with recommendations made in the 2015 Report of the Working Group on the Protection Process and... Read more

Information on the Right to Work for Asylum Seekers

On 27th June 2018 Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton announced the new right to work provisions for asylum seekers under the Recast Reception Conditions Directive, which came into force on 6th July 2018. Nasc have compiled a short leaflet outlining the basic information... Read more

Community Worker (Refugee Supports)

Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre in association with Social Inclusion, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, invite applications for a part-time position (22.5 hrs. per week) as a Community Worker (Refugee Supports). The position will be based in Cork City. The role of the Community Worker (Refugee... Read more

Latest PQ Digest Available Now

  The latest Parliamentary Question Digest (25th-29th June) is now available here. Previous editions of PQ Digest can be found on our PQ Digest page.   more>>

Nasc Warmly Welcomes Announcement of Right to Work

27/06/2018 Nasc warmly welcomes the newly announced Right to Work for Asylum Seekers. Today the Minister for Justice and Equality, Minister Charlie Flanagan and Minister David Stanton announced the long-awaited Right to Work for asylum seekers as part of Ireland’s opt in to the Recast Reception Conditions... Read more

Syrian refugee family welcomed to Wicklow with open arms in pilot Community Sponsorship project

Al Sulaiman Family A Syrian refugee family who arrived in Ireland through family reunification have been warmly welcomed into the community in Wicklow Town though a pilot community sponsorship project organised jointly by Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre and Wicklow Syria Appeal, a voluntary... Read more

Conference Summary: Beyond McMahon – the Future of Asylum Reception in Ireland

We are pleased to release the summary of our recent conference, ‘Beyond McMahon – the Future of Asylum Reception in Ireland’, which took place on 25 April, 2018. A joint venture by Nasc and UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR), the conference aimed to explore... Read more

Nasc seeking qualified IT Teacher for Gateway to Employment Project for Refugee Women

EXTENDED DEADLINE! We are seeking to contract a qualified Information Technology teacher to support our Pathways to Employment project for refugee women. This project seeks to advance labour market integration for refugee women and female members of refugee families. We are seeking an IT teacher to deliver... Read more

Legal Service Walk-in Closure: 5th June

Please note that our walk-in legal service will be closed on the morning of Tuesday, 5th June. We will reopen as usual in the afternoon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. – The Nasc Team   more>>

Migrant students receive major QQI awards in ceremony in Lord Mayor’s Council Chambers

Students receiving their awards in 2015 For immediate release 22 May 2018 Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre is pleased to announce that students attending its Information and Communication Technology Course will be receiving their awards from the Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald in a ceremony in... Read more

Nasc Submission on Access to the Labour Market for Protection Applicants

Nasc have submitted a proposal to the government on access to the labour market for protection applicants. The submission, which details our recommendations around employment, self-employment and further education, has been put to the government’s cross-departmental Implementation Group. Following... Read more

Walk-in Legal Service Closed: Afternoon 22nd May

Please note that Nasc’s walk-in legal clinic will be closed for the afternoon on Tuesday, 22nd May. This is due to high demand for our information session on IHAP, which is taking place from 2.30 – 5pm that day. The walk-in will be open in the morning, and is open as usual for the remainder... Read more

IHAP Humanitarian Admission Programme Applications Now Open

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have formally opened the first round of calls for applications for their IRPP Humanitarian Admission Programme (IHAP). This first call is open until 30th June 2018.  Application forms and details about eligibility are available on the INIS website... Read more

Nasc welcomes announcement of humanitarian admission programme for families fleeing conflict and persecution

For immediate release – 14 May 2018 Nasc warmly welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton of the first call for applications under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) Humanitarian Admission Programme 2, or... Read more

Latest PQ Digest Available Now

  The latest Parliamentary Question Digest (7th – 11th May) is now available here. Previous editions of PQ Digest can be found on our PQ Digest page.   more>>