Irish human rights organisations have come together to compile a report that examines the barriers experienced by immigrant residents of Ireland when they apply for social protection.
The report was launched by Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD and Noeline Blackwell, Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centre, on 21 February 2012 in Buswell’s Hotel, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
It is based on a sample of the experiences of 54 immigrant applicants accessing social protection, which were provided by six NGOs nationwide.
The report, Person or Number?: Barriers facing immigrants accessing social protection in Ireland, is jointly published by Crosscare Migrant Project, Doras Luimní and Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, with an introduction by the Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly. You can download a pdf copy by clicking on the title or image above.
Read more about our concerns about social protection in Ireland in the Campaigns section of our website, here.