Posts Tagged “Ireland”

Irish Government announce community sponsorship programme

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Irish Government announce community sponsorship programme

The Irish government has announced that it is to develop a community sponsorship programme for refugees. The new commitment was made at the annual Concordia Summit in New York on the anniversary of the New York Declaration which was adopted at the UN’s high-level summit on refugees and migrants in September 2016 which Ireland was…

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Irish Supreme Court: asylum work ban unconstitutional

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Irish Supreme Court: asylum work ban unconstitutional

The Irish Supreme Court have found that “in principle” the ban in the Refugee Act on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment. The appeal was taken by a Burmese man who was unable to take paid employment during the eight years it took to be granted refugee status….

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President Higgins: “The language of flocks and language about swarms is completely wrong”

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President Higgins: “The language of flocks and language about swarms is completely wrong”

Irish President Michael D Higgins has spoken to several newspapers ahead of next week’s ahead of his attendance at the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit next week in Istanbul. A report last year by former High Court Judge Dr Bryan McMahon into the Direct Provision and the Protection Process made recommendations that included a call for…

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Trócaire

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Trócaire

Trócaire was established by the Bishops of Ireland in 1973 as a way for Irish people – north and south – to donate to development and emergency relief overseas. The organisation has a dual mandate: to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world; while also raising awareness of development at home in Ireland. Trócaire…

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Directory of Irish Migrant Churches

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Directory of Irish Migrant Churches

The Irish Council of Churches / Irish Inter-Church Meeting maintains a list of migrant churches across the island together with contact details.

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Irish Council of Churches / Irish Inter Church Meeting

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Irish Council of Churches / Irish Inter Church Meeting

The Irish Council of Churches (ICC) was founded in 1923 in the aftermath of the civil war and is the formal national body through which their member churches formally engage, dialogue and act on a wide variety of issues. The ICC Executive meets four times a year and is made up of church general secretaries…

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Irish Bishops’ statement on refugees

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Irish Bishops’ statement on refugees

The Autumn 2015 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference discussed the issue of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. In a statement, the Bishops affirmed and expressed gratitude to “faith-based organisations in showing leadership, collecting donations and providing vital humanitarian assistance in our dioceses – with the Saint Vincent de Paul Society standing out as…

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