direct provision

Moving out of lockdown – Seeds of hope for asylum seekers

June 8, 2021

As Ireland moves out of lockdown, Eugene Quinn, Jesuit Refugee Service, reflects on the cause for renewed hope among asylum seekers, refugees and forced migrants

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Ending direct provision

June 30, 2020

JRS Ireland launch a new study identifying necessary steps for system change to end Direct Provision

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Call for generosity at reception centre

May 31, 2018

Judge calls for government to be generous with asylum seekers in their right to work, at JRS event in Balseskin Reception Centre

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JRS maintains pressure on new Government

May 24, 2016

The Jesuit Refugee Service draws further attention to government's failure to implement recommendations for caring for refugees. President Michael D. Higgins has also expressed concern over this negligence.

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JRS -‘government too slow on reform’

April 27, 2016

Eugene Quinn of Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland and Judge Bryan McMahon are disappointed in the slow rate of implementation of their working group's recommendations into supports for asylum seekers.

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Parishioners and asylum seekers unite

November 26, 2015

Saint Francis Xavier (SFX) parishioners accompanied asylum seekers from Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland (JRS) to BITE 2015, an exciting Irish food and drink event at the RDS.

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Pass the bill, urges JRS

June 30, 2015

JRS Ireland has called on the Irish Government to honour the promise of fundamental reform of the asylum seeking process.

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