Tag Archives: Education

Campaigning works!

The hard work, creativity and commitment of the young Migrant Education Access leaders resulted in a major policy change by the government: students who become Irish citizens during their college course no longer have to continue paying high fees –
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Young migrants anxiously await Leaving Cert results…and citizenship

MEDIA RELEASE 14.08.2013 As students receive their Leaving Cert results, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) highlights the extra difficulties faced by young migrants progressing to third level. For thousands of young people, today is the end of a long and
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Minding the Gap: Equality for Children of Non-EU Migrants Accessing Third Level in Ireland

2013 research & policy paper produced by MRCI. Over the past decade of inwards migration to Ireland, significant gaps in our immigration policies and procedures have made it difficult for children of non-EU migrants to secure citizenship. This continues to
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Minister for Education takes significant step to address inequalities facing migrant children

MEDIA RELEASE 25.07.2013 The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today welcomed a policy change to allow students who have secured Irish citizenship to reverse their fee status at third level. The change means migrant students who become Irish citizens during
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  • Marisol & Marielle

A future after the Leaving Cert: Marielle’s story

This is Marielle (right) with her sister Marisol. Yesterday Marielle sat her first Leaving Certificate exams. In 2007, Marielle came to Ireland from the Philippines to join her parents, who were working here. Marielle spent 6 years in secondary school
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