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Notice: Nasc office closure 25th April 2018

Nasc office cloased 25th April 2018 Please note, the Nasc office will be closed on Wedensday 25th April. This includes our Walk In Service. This is to allow our full staff, interns and volunteers to attend our “Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland” conference in... Read more

Latest PQ Digest Available Now

  The latest Parliamentary Question Digest (16th – 20th April) is now available here. Previous editions of PQ Digest can be found on our PQ Digest page.   more>>

LGBT+ Information Session: Saturday 14th April

In collaboration with LINC and Cork Gay Project, Nasc are hosting an information session for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees who identify as LGBT+. This project is kindly funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland. Where? Nasc, Ferry Lane, off Dominick St, Cork When?  Saturday, the 14th April... Read more

Volunteer at a Festival this Summer

Missed the window for festival tickets? Want to volunteer for a good cause? Nasc are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to represent us at a range of festivals across Ireland this summer, including Electric Picnic and Longitude, through Workers Beer Company. This involves working for Workers Beer... Read more

Update: ‘Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland’

Nasc and UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights are pleased to announce that online registration is now open for our upcoming conference, ‘Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland’.  Three years on from the publication of the McMahon Report of the Working Group... Read more

Extension of Call for a Tender for the Development and Design of Nasc’s Website

Nasc is inviting tenders for the development and design of Nasc’s new website and logo. The objective of this tender is to secure graphic design services to create: 1) A functional website to meet the growing needs of our organisation and client base; 2) A new logo that reflects our recent name... Read more

Save the Date: ‘Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland’

We are pleased to announce that Nasc and UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will be hosting a conference ‘Beyond McMahon – the future of asylum reception in Ireland’ on Wednesday, the 25th April, 2018. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Bryan McMahon. We also look forward... Read more

Prison is no place for migrants and asylum seekers, states Nasc in ground-breaking new report

Immigration Detention & Border Control in Ireland 2018 Nasc are launching a ground-breaking report on immigration related detention and border control in Ireland, today Tuesday 13th March from 11am – 1pm in St Peters Cork. The report can be downloaded here. The report is based on over two years... Read more

Joint Press Release: New report links family separation to anxiety and depression in refugees in Ireland

Refugees living in Ireland who were forced to leave their family members behind experience depression and anxiety, often not knowing where their loved ones are or if they are safe, said the Irish Refugee Council, Nasc and Oxfam Ireland in a report launched today. The report – “A family belongs together”... Read more

Notice: Increase in Walk In Hours

From Monday 12th March, Nasc will be offering three additional sessions of Walk-In each week. Our new Walk In Hours are as follows: DAYAMPM MondayDoors open 9:30 AMDoors open 2 PM TuesdayDoors open 9:30 AMDoors open 2 PM WednesdayDoors open 9:30 AMDoors open 2 PM ThursdayDoors open... Read more

NOTICE: Nasc closure due to weather

NOTICE: Due to the ongoing weather conditions, Nasc will be closed from Wednesday afternoon through until Friday 2nd March.  We will re-open as normal on Monday 5th March.  Apologies for any inconvenience.   more>>

Nasc Report Launch: Immigration Related Detention Revisited 13th March 2018

Nasc will be launching a new report: Immigration Detention and Border Control in Ireland: Revisiting Irish Law, Policy and Practice When: Tuesday 13th March 2018 11 AM – 1 PM Where: St Peter’s Cork North Main Street, Cork City *** Guest Speakers Include:  Mark Kelly, International Human... Read more

Nasc & Wicklow Syria Appeal Community Sponsorship Project

Al Sulaiman Family Since late 2016, Nasc has been working closely with community based voluntary group Wicklow Syria Appeal to develop a pilot community sponsorship project, to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come to Ireland and live in Wicklow Town. The family – the Al Sulaimans – fled Homs... Read more

Vacancy: Legal Intern

About Us Nasc Ireland 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. We provide information and advice to migrants (including refugees,... Read more

Interim Right to Work Scheme for Asylum Seekers

Information Leaflet INIS have just released an Information Booklet detailing the ‘interim scheme’ for access to the labour market for asylum seekers, which comes into effect on 9th February 2018.  The Information Booklet is available for download here. We are currently seeking clarification... Read more

Gateway to employment for refugee women

Nasc is launching a new ‘Gateway to Employment’ project for refugee women The course is open to all women with refugee status, subsidiary protection or leave to remain, or any female family member of an individual with one of the above statuses. The project aims to equip women with practical... Read more

PQ Digest 2018

We’re happy to welcome back our PQ Digest series for 2018. PQ Digest is a weekly summary of Parliamentary Questions in the Dáil that relate to immigration and other topics that we campaign around at Nasc. We’re changing the format Whereas before we sent out an email to subscribers with... Read more

Nasc are seeking a qualified English Teacher (Part Time)

Nasc are seeking a qualified English Teacher (Part Time) to support our Gateway to Employment Project for Refugee Women Nasc is an independent human rights organisation that seeks to respond to the direct needs of immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their families in the Cork region. We campaign... Read more

Volunteer Opportunity: Community Education Course Coordinator

Nasc is recruiting a volunteer! Nasc Ireland is recruiting a Course Coordinator Volunteer (1 day per week / 7.5 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... Read more

Nasc are recruiting for a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre are recruiting for a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project Term: 10-month fixed term contract – 30 hours per week Salary: €30,000 p.a. About Nasc: Nasc is an independent human rights organisation that seeks to respond to the direct... Read more