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Nasc welcomes introduction of humanitarian admission programme for refugee families

Nasc welcomes the statement made by Minister Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State David Stanton this afternoon of the introduction of the new Family Reunification Humanitarian Admission Programme (FRHAP), as part of the Government’s commitments under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP). “Nasc... Read more

Register to vote!

Don’t forget! The deadline for the voting register is 25th November 2017. If you are aged 18 or over on 15th February 2018, remember to check the draft register to ensure your details are correct. If you are not registered or need to amend your details, you can do so by following the link here to download... Read more

Nasc awaits announcement from Minister for Justice on ‘family reunification scheme’

For immediate release Nasc is eagerly awaiting an announcement from the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan outlining details of a new ‘family reunification scheme’, which he is reportedly bringing to Cabinet today. This morning on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, it was announced that the Minister would... Read more

Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition launch new policy paper

The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition have released a new report entitled Pathways to Protection and Inclusion, Ireland’s role in global refugee protection and migration movements. The report sets out some of the major changes in the area of migration and asylum since 2016 from an International,... Read more

Nasc & HSE recruiting Principal Clinical Psychologist Specialist (Refugee Supports)

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, in association with the HSE Social Inclusion Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare Social Inclusion Service invites applications for the position of Principal Clinical Psychologist Specialist (Refugee Supports). This position is a one-year fixed term contract, 4 days... Read more

Help! Seeking donation of laptop for young asylum seeker

A young asylum seeker we are working with is looking for a laptop to help him with his college work. If you have a spare laptop you are no longer using, please consider donating it! Please ring (021) 450 3462 or email info@nascireland.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks! –... Read more

For immediate release: Nasc to host event to promote migrant participation in Midleton

Midleton Participate! Saturday 7th October Nasc will be hosting a Participate event in My Place, Midleton, Co. Cork on Saturday 7th October 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration David Stanton will be opening the event. The event forms part of Nasc’s ‘Participate’... Read more

Nasc are recruiting a Legal Information Officer (Part-Time)

Job Title: Legal Information Officer Location: Nasc, Cork City, Ireland Salary: €32,000 p/a pro rata Terms and conditions of employment: 22.5 hours per week. Three year fixed-term contract (subject to funding). Starting date: 27th November 2017 OVERVIEW OF ORGANISATION: Nasc is the Irish word for “link”.... Read more

For immediate release: Nasc welcomes important debate on Safe Passage in Dáil tonight

This evening, Thursday 28th September, there will be an important debate in the Dáil on the Refugee Crisis during Private Members Time. The debate is concerned with a Report published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Justice and Equality last February. Nasc CEO Fiona Finn states, “Nasc have long... Read more

Take Action Now for Safe Passage!

Dail Debate 28th September 2017 Tomorrow (Thursday) evening, there will be an important debate in the Dail on the Refugee Crisis during Private Members Time. As you know, Nasc have long called for the introduction of a humanitarian admission scheme – SAFE PASSAGE – to give people living here... Read more

Notice: Walk In Closed 3rd October 2017

NOTICE: Our Walk In Service will be closed on Tuesday 3rd October 2017. The Service will resume as normal on Wednesday 4th October at 9:30 AM. We apologise for any inconvenience.   more>>

Midleton Participate! Saturday 7th October 2017

SAVE THE DATE! Nasc will be hosting a Participate! event in Midleton, Co. Cork on Saturday 7th October 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM in My Place, Midleton Midleton Participate! Are you a migrant living in East Cork? Make Ireland home.   Midleton Participate! is a One Stop Shop active citizenship event.... Read more

Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survey

Under the direction of the Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (DSGBV) Services Programme team (Tusla, The Child and Family Agency), a Needs Analysis Project in Cork city and county, including the islands, is being undertaken with the following terms of reference: To present an overview of all... Read more

For immediate release: Nasc welcomes commitment from Minister Stanton that ‘no one will be made homeless’

Nasc would like to welcome the commitment made by Minister David Stanton on RTÉ Drivetime last evening, that no asylum seeker on a deportation order would be made homeless as a result of the letters being issued by the Department of Justice. “While we still remain highly alarmed by the apparent seismic... Read more

For immediate release: Nasc condemns proposed eviction of asylum seekers from direct provision

Nasc strongly condemns recent actions taken by the Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) of the Department of Justice, to issue letters to certain asylum seekers that they must vacate direct provision. “In the midst of a full-scale housing crisis, the Department of Justice is actively seeking to make... Read more

Family Reunification Success Stories

One of the core areas of Nasc’s work has always been family reunification. We work with countless families, some who are refugees entitled to refugee family reunification, and some who are migrants, who are looking to bring family members to join them here in Ireland from all corners of the globe. We... Read more

Nasc is recruiting a Campaigns and Communications Intern (Volunteer)

Nasc is recruiting! Nasc Ireland is an independent human rights organisation. Nasc is the Irish word for ‘link’ – 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. Reporting to the Campaigns... Read more

Important Reminder for People in the Protection Process

This is a very important reminder for all asylum seekers who have recently submitted a new questionnaire, under the International Protection Act, 2015. Under the new Act, refugee status, subsidiary protection and permission to remain will all be examined together in the same process. It is therefore... Read more

NOTICE: WALK IN SERVICE CLOSURE 8TH-11TH AUGUST 2017

Nasc Walk In Service closed 8th-11th August 2017 Please note – Our Walk-in Service will be closed from Tuesday 8th to Friday 11th. The service will resume as normal on Monday 14th August at 2pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.   more>>

Nasc is recruiting a Legal Intern

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