Nasc, Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre welcomes the government announcement on an Afghan Admission Programme.
For Immediate Release: 28th September 2021 Nasc welcome the announcement today that the government will introduce an Afghan Admissions Programme in December 2021. This news has been eagerly awaited by the Afghan community in Ireland who…Read more
Press Release: Refugee Support Organisations Call on Government to Implement Humanitarian Admission Programme
10th September 2021 Refugee support organisations have called for the speedy implementation of the humanitarian admission programme announced by the Government on August 28th in response to the crisis in Afghanistan. Doras, Nasc, the Irish…Read more
Government urged to widen access to student grants to those from refugee or migrant backgrounds
There are calls on the Government to widen access to the Student Universal Support Scheme or SUSI to students who are from migrant or refugee backgrounds. Nasc, the Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre, says hundreds of young people who will…Read more
Nasc calls on the Minister for Justice to take immediate action to address the backlog of international protection cases
14/07/2021 Figures released from the Department of Justice via Parliamentary Question show that the median waiting time for international protection applicants going though the non-prioritised application process to receive the first…Read more
Nasc are delighted to secure funding to support refugee and asylum-seeking children and families from the inaugural RTÉ Toy Show Appeal
25/06/2021 Nasc, Migrant and Refugee Rights Centre are honoured to be one of the successful grant applicants from the inaugural RTÉ Toy Show Appeal for our New Beginnings project which will provide practical supports to meet the needs of…Read more
Nasc calls on the Minister for Justice to take immediate measures to address the backlog of international protection cases.
The Department of Justice has released figures showing that the number of international protection cases pending in the International Protection Office is now at 5,279. This includes 2,646 people waiting between 12 and 24 months and 1,345…Read more
Nasc welcomes the publication of the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision
Nasc welcomes the publication of the White Paper on ending Direct Provision. After 21 years, we can finally say that there is a clear pathway to ending direct provision in Ireland. Ending Direct Provision Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc, comments…Read more