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Jvan with Nasc Legal Officer Majo Rivas Decisions from the first round of applications under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme Humanitarian Admission Programme (IHAP) have begun to issue, and several of our clients have had the great news that they will soon be reunited with family members living... Read more

Nasc strongly condemns suspected arson attack at proposed direct provision centre in Rooskey

Nasc strongly condemns suspected arson attack at proposed direct provision centre in Rooskey “This should be treated as a hate crime,” says Nasc CEO Fiona Finn A fire which broke out last night in Rooskey at a hotel earmarked for a reception centre for asylum seekers is reportedly being investigated... Read more

Nasc is recruiting a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project

Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre are recruiting for a Project Officer to support our Gateway to Employment Project Term: 12-month fixed term contract – 30 hours per week About Nasc: Nasc is an independent human rights organisation that seeks to respond to the direct needs of immigrants,... Read more

Request for Tender to conduct research on family reunification

Nasc is inviting tenders from suitably qualified applicants to conduct research and produce a publishable report on “Refugee family reunification – identifying gaps in integration outcomes and supports for refugee families”. The aim of this project is to promote the greater integration and inclusion... Read more

Christmas and New Years Update from Nasc

Dear Nasc friends and supporters, 2018 has been a very busy but also very successful year for Nasc.  Our legal clinics have remained busy, but with additional staff and increased walk in times, we have managed to see more people throughout the year, primarily on issues relating to family reunification,... Read more

Notice: Update from INIS on second call for IHAP Programme

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) have opened a second call for applications under the Irish Humanitarian Admissions Programme (IHAP) today Thursday 20th of December and will run until 8th February 2019. New application forms will issue and are available for download on the IHAP... Read more

Notice: Office Closure Over Christmas Break

Please note:  Nasc’s office will be closed for the Christmas Break from Friday 21th December to Monday 7th January. The last day for the Walk In Service is 13th December 2018.  The Walk In Service will restart as normal when the office reopens on Monday 7th January. We apologise for any inconvenience... Read more

Minister Stanton launches new report on attitudes towards immigrants and refugees

Yesterday Minister of State for Equality, Integration and Immigration David Stanton T.D., launched a new report by Social Change Initiative Immigration and Refugee Protection in Ireland in the AV Room.  The report has been produced by the Social Change Initiative based on nationally representative... Read more

Series of essays on direct provision issued by Nasc and UCC’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights to mark International Human Rights Day

To mark International Human Rights Day, Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre and University College Cork’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) are releasing our “Beyond McMahon – Reflections on the Future of Asylum Reception in Ireland”. This publication – available... Read more

Dail Debate on Family Reunification Amendment Bill

This Thursday (6th December), the International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendement) Bill will be brought to the Dáil and TDs will vote on whether it should progress to the next stage (this is second stage and there are three more stages to go!). Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre,... Read more

Nasc’s Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser 7th December 2018

Nasc will be hosting our Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Friday 7th December 2018, in conjunction with Crawford & Co. Where: Crawford & Co., Anglesea Street, Cork When: Friday 7th December at 6:30 PM Tickets are €25 and can be purchased through Eventbrite. Proceeds will go towards maintaining... Read more

Nasc is recruiting a Legal Intern

Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre 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... Read more

Nasc has moved!

Nasc has moved to new premises in 34 Paul Street, Cork City. Our postal address is: 34 Paul Street 1st Floor Cork City T12 W14H For a map showing our location, click here. Our new phone number is: (021) 427 3594. Our Free Walk In Service is now up and running in the new building with the same hours of... Read more

NOTICE: New scheme for non-EEA nationals who held a Student Permission 2005-2010

Please note: The INIS has announced a special scheme for non-EEA nationals who held a Student Permission in the State during the period 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2010. Information about the scheme and how to apply are available on the INIS website here. If you have questions about the eligibility... Read more

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