Press Centre - 2018

Civil Society Groups welcome Ireland’s adoption of Global Compacts (10.12.18)

  Today in Marrakech, Ireland along with over 180 countries across the world will sign the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration* (GCM). The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition (IRMC***) welcomes the Irish government’s engagement with the UN
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Rights groups respond to Citizenship Bill (21.11.18)

The Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Naturalisation of Minors Born in Ireland) Bill 2018, tabled by Senator Ivana Bacik, will be debated in the Seanad tonight (Wednesday 21st November) from 18.00 – 20.00 Helen Lowry, Deputy Director of the Migrant Rights
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Young undocumented Dubliners release a short film about their lives (20.11.18)

As the issue of undocumented children in Ireland continues to make headlines, a group of young undocumented Dubliners are marking Universal Children’s Day with a short film calling for change. Young, Paperless & Powerful (YPP) is a group of undocumented
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MRCI welcomes “long-awaited, life-changing” scheme and calls for “clarity, flexibility and common sense” from decision makers (15 October 2018)

Responding to today’s announcement of a new scheme to regularise undocumented people who came to Ireland as students between 2005 and 2010, MRCI Deputy Director Helen Lowry stated, “We welcome the announcement of this long-awaited scheme – it will be
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MRCI responds to Government review of labour migration policy, 28.09.2018

Today Minister Heather Humphreys published a Review of Ireland’s Economic Migration Policy. MRCI (Migrant Rights Centre Ireland) Director Edel McGinley said, “This is a timely review, given Ireland’s economic growth and burgeoning labour shortages, and a welcome recognition of labour
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