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Nasc, in association with the HSE and Tralee Family Resourse Centre are recruiting for a Community Worker

Community Worker (2 part-time positions) Nasc, Ireland and TIRC, in association with HSE Social Inclusion CHO 4 (Cork & Kerry), invite applications for 2 part-time positions as Community Worker (Refugee Supports). One position will be based in Cork City (22.5 hrs per week) and the second position... Read more

New endorsers for Nasc’s Safe Passage Campaign

Nasc would like to thank Barnardos Ireland and Crosscare Migrant Project for officially endorsing our Safe Passage Campaign.  Their strong  support of our campaign to introduce a humanitarian admission programme shows how urgently it is needed to allow people to bring loved ones in conflict zones to... Read more

Notice: Access to Nasc week of 13th March 2017

PLEASE NOTE: Access to Nasc’s office is currently restricted due to circumstances beyond our control. If you are trying to access Nasc and the gates at the top or bottom of Ferry Lane are locked, we recommend coming back next week. We unfortunately cannot guarantee access to the office this week.... Read more

Renewal of SHAP Permissions

Important notice for all holders of a residency permission under the Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme (SHAP): INIS has now put in place a procedure for renewing SHAP residency permits. INIS is writing directly to the sponsor with application forms for renewal. These forms are not available on... Read more

Syrian Irish Culture Night

Date:  Monday 13th March 2017 Time:  7:30 – 9:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM) Location: Nasc, Ferry Lane, Cork A sharing of traditional music from both cultures. Followed by tea and biscuits and opportunity to chat. This is a free event supporting cultural sharing and understanding. If you would like... Read more

Safe Passage Lobbying Workshop

Safe Passage Lobbying Workshop 4th March 2017 WE NEED YOUR HELP! The absolute most important thing we need everyone to do right now to support Safe Passage is to visit or write a letter to your local politicians asking them to support the introduction of a humanitarian admission programme to reunite... Read more

Prioritisation of International Protection Applications

Nasc welcomes the announcement made by the International Protection Office detailing the prioritisation of applications for international protection. According to the IPO’s statement, prioritisation of applications relates ‘solely to the scheduling of interviews’ and will not impact the recommendation... Read more

We are changing our opening hours

Notice: Change to Nasc opening hours  From Monday 27th February we are changing our opening hours. Our Walk in and Legal Service will close all day Friday from Friday 3rd of March 2017. Unfortunately, this closure is necessary because of a reduction in our funding, coupled with the high level of casework... Read more

20 Day Deadline on Questionnaires from International Protection Office

We are aware that asylum seekers are understandably concerned at the 20 day deadline on the questionnaires issued by the International Protection Office. We strongly urge all those receiving questionnaires to seek legal advice from the Legal Aid Board or their private solicitor. The International Protection... Read more

Nasc concerned at high rate of visa refusals from Muslim countries

Nasc are deeply concerned about responses to Parliamentary Questions submitted by Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin this week indicating a high number of refusals of family reunification visas for people from countries like Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Libya, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen and Afghanistan. According to the... Read more

Joint Statement: Permitting Pre-Clearance to Operate in Ireland May Violate Human Rights

Joint Statement from Irish Human Rights Organisations Monday, 30 January 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Trump’s Executive Order adopting a targeted ban on refugees and migrants from certain countries should be strongly and categorically condemned by the Irish government. This Executive Order... Read more

NOTICE: Nasc Walk In Service January Hours

PLEASE NOTE – Nasc’s Walk In Service will be closed on Mondays for the month of January due to staffing shortages. The Walk In Service Opening Hours for the month of January are as follows: DAYAMPM MondayCLOSED AMDoors open 2 PM TuesdayDoors open 9:30 AMCLOSED PM WednesdayDoors... Read more

Nasc’s Seasons Greetings and 2016 Year in Review

Nasc has issued our annual Season’s Greeting and Year in Review for 2016. To get an update on Nasc’s work in 2016, please click here. This has been an incredibly difficult year for many refugees, asylum seekers and migrants throughout the world, and for those living here in Ireland. Nasc... Read more

Nasc concerned at impact of International Protection Act

The Department of Justice has issued notices stating that the International Protection Act, 2015 will be officially commenced on 31st December 2016 (see here and here). Although Nasc broadly welcomed the introduction of the Single Application Procedure when the International Protection Bill was introduced... Read more

INIS announce Commencement of the International Protection Act 2015 on 31st December 2016

INIS Announce Commencement of International Protection Act, 2015 NOTICE: The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have announced that the International Protection Act, 2015 (2015 Act) will be commenced by the Tanáiste and Minister for Justice and Equality on 31st December 2016. Any applications... Read more

Take Action – how to support Nasc’s #SafePassage Campaign

Take Action to support #SafePassage Take Action to Support #SafePassage to reunite families fleeing conflict Nasc’s Safe Passage Campaign is calling on the Irish Government to introduce a humanitarian admission programme to allow Irish residents, naturalised citizens and refugees to apply for... Read more

Press Release: Nasc hosts its annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sl‡áinte! Charity Agbanajelu, Susan Lewandowski, Michal Lewandowski and Aisha Barry from Nasc raise a glass at the publicity launch for the wine-tasting fundraiser in aid of Nasc Ireland, which takes place in the bar of the Everyman Theatre, Cork, from 6.30pm on Friday December 9. For details and tickets,... Read more

CESCA – Press Statement: Stand Up For Someones Human Rights Today – Cork Conference

For Immediate release: Embedding Equality and Human Rights – A Major Conference in Cork     Cork Equal and Sustainable Community Alliance (CESCA) are holding a major conference in Cork entitled “Embedding Equality and Human Rights”. This conference, which will be held on Monday 5th December... Read more

EU Child Forum Joint Statement

Child Rights Agencies call on EU to put refugee and migrant children first Brussels, 29 November – EU institutions and Member States must do more to protect refugee and migrant children, a statement signed by 78 agencies including Save the Children and UNICEF said today to mark the opening of the... Read more

NOTICE: December & Christmas Walk-In Closure Dates

Please note: Nasc’s Walk In Service will be closed the following dates: Tuesday 6th December Friday 9th December The last day of Services before we close for the Christmas Break is Friday 16th December. Walk In Services will resume Tuesday 3rd January 2017. If you have an urgent issue in relation... Read more