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Nasc’s new video ‘Ibrahim – A family reunification story’

For World Refugee Week 2017, Nasc are releasing a powerful and emotional new video of a man’s struggle to be reunited with his family. Ibrahim – A Family Reunification Story Ibrahim – A family reunification story from Nasc Ireland on Vimeo. Ibrahim arrived in Ireland to work as a barber... Read more

NOTICE: Walk In Service Closure 20th June 2017

Nasc Walk In Service closed 20th June 2017 Please note – due to Nasc’s World Refugee Day event on 20th June, our Walk In Service will be closed that day. The service will resume as normal on Wednesday 21st June. We apologise for any inconvenience.   more>>

Nasc host week of events to raise awareness of plight of refugees

For immediate release 16 June 2017 Nasc is hosting a series of events to mark World Refugee Week (19th – 23rd June 2017), to raise awareness of the plight of displaced people in the midst of the largest humanitarian crisis the world has witnessed since the end of the Second World War. The main event... Read more

Calendar of Events for World Refugee Week in Nasc

For more information about Nasc’s World Refugee Day events, click on the following links: Safe Passage for World Refugee Day – 20th June UNHCR Tent – 19th -23rd June One Thing Art Project – 19th – 23rd June       more>>

Direct Provision allowance increase ‘a good start’, says Nasc CEO Fiona Finn

Nasc welcomes the announcement from Taoiseach-elect Leo Varadkar that he will be increasing the Direct Provision Allowance for adults and children. This is the first such increase for adults since the Direct Provision system was established in 2000. The children’s allowance was increased by €6 in... Read more

UNHCR Tent on display for World Refugee Week

Nasc will be hosting UNHCR Ireland‘s Refugee Tent for World Refugee Week 2017 (19th – 23rd June 2017). Visitors to Nasc will be welcome to view the tent and experience the type of temporary shelter used by families currently living in UNHCR camps around the world. The tent will be open to... Read more

Safe Passage for World Refugee Day 2017

Nasc will be marking World Refugee Day by calling for Safe Passage to reunite families fleeing conflict. WHEN: Tuesday 20th June 2017 TIME: 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Nasc, Ferry Lane, Cork Hear from speakers who have brought family members to Ireland or who are desperately seeking to bring family members... Read more

‘One Thing’ Art Project for World Refugee Day

If you had to flee your home, what is the one thing you would bring with you? Millions of people are currently displaced around the globe — refugee life is their new reality, filled with heartbreak and challenges. Some end up in refugee camps, waiting for an opportunity to find safety.  Others now... Read more

Unanimous Supreme Court decision on right to work for asylum seekers a “landmark ruling”, says Nasc CEO Fiona Finn

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the ban on the right to work for asylum seekers in the 1996 Refugee Act, which was transposed into the International Protection Act, 2015, constitutes an ‘absolute prohibition’ on employment which is unconstitutional. The judgement is available online... Read more

NOTICE: Walk In Service Closure 7th – 13th June

Nasc Walk In Service closed 7th – 13th June 2017 NOTICE: Nasc’s Walk In Service will be closed between 7th June and 13th June 2017. The service will resume as normal on Wednesday 14th June. We apologise for any inconvenience.   more>>

Nasc to host Cork Participate! stall at Africa Day Cork 2017

As part of this year’s Africa Day celebrations in Cork, Nasc will be hosting a Cork Participate! stall. Africa Day Cork 2017 will be held on Saturday 27th May in Fitzgerald Park from 12 pm – 6 pm. The Cork Participate! stall will provide information about aspects of political and civic participation,... Read more

Cork Participate! at Africa Day Cork 2017

Nasc’s Participate! project will be hosting a stall at this year’s Africa Day Cork 2017 celebrations! WHEN: 27th May 2017, 12 PM – 6 PM WHERE: Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork Find out about: Applying for citizenship Voter registration Legal advice & informaiton Community engagement Active... Read more

Nasc seeks additional information on progress of implementing McMahon Report

Nasc has thoroughly examined the most recent Progress Report on the implementation of the Report of the Working Group on the Protection Process and Direct Provision (the ‘McMahon Report‘). The 2nd Progress Report was published in February 2017 by the Department of Justice, and Nasc are in... Read more

Nasc highlights gender based discrimination in Ireland’s work permit policy

Nasc has made a submission to the Department of Jobs and Enterprise (DJEI) on its ‘Review of Highly Skilled and Ineligible Lists of Employment’ calling attention to the fact that Ireland’s current employment permit policy indirectly discriminates against women. While the DJEI employment permit... Read more

Nasc is recruiting a Legal Intern

Nasc Ireland is recruiting a Legal Intern (4 days per week / 30 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. Reporting... Read more

A Syrian family urgently needs help

A Syrian family in Cork urgently needs your help! A recently reunited refugee family of 7 (2 adults & 5 children) have been living in a small studio apartment in Cork City for almost 3 months. They are desperately searching for a 3+ bedroom house, preferably close to the city for transport links... Read more

New Complaints Procedure Available for Asylum Seekers via the Ombudsman

As of 4th April 2017, asylum seekers living in Direct Provision can now take a complaint to the Ombudsman or the Ombudsman for Children. Nasc has fought for many years for a more fair, objective and independent complaints procedure and the clarification of the Ombudsman’s remit over direct provision.... Read more

Nasc host Roma event to mark International Day of the Roma

To mark the International Day of the Roma, Nasc will be hosting an event to promote the political and civic participation of the Roma community in Cork. The event will be held in Nasc’s event room on Ferry Lane, Cork this Friday 7th April from 11 AM to 4 PM. The event, called Roma Participate!, will... Read more

Roma Participate! One Stop Shop to mark International Day of the Roma

Nasc will be hosting a Roma Participate! One Stop Shop to mark the International Day of the Roma on Friday 7th April. It will be an open day from 11 AM – 4 PM in Nasc’s Event Room. If you are a member of the Roma community living in Cork, and wish to Make Ireland Home, please join us. You... Read more

Good news for our clients and their families

Our Legal Office Majo Rivas with Syrian family – Mohammed with his daughter, who has just arrived with her mother and younger sister. Mohammed has not seen his family in over 2 years. Finally some good news for some of our clients! Over the last month, we have had several positive decisions on... Read more