Tag Archives: Migrant Education Access

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 –
Read More

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
Read More

  • MEA members

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
Read More

  • 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
Read More

  • MEA members

Facing Barriers to Education and Citizenship, Ireland’s 1.5 Generation Calls for Change

MEDIA RELEASE 13.03.2013 Today at a national education seminar in Dublin’s Science Gallery, young migrants and their families and supporters highlighted serious gaps in our education system and citizenship practices. Helen Lowry of Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) said “These young people
Read More