Love Not Hate

Logo for Love Not Hate CampaignIreland, unlike most EU countries, has no hate crime legislation.

In response, ENAR Ireland and its members are calling for the government to enact the Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Bill immediately to protect minorities in Ireland.

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Analysis - Implementation of Working Group Recommendations

Cover of Working Group Report10 months after publication of the final report of the Working Group on the Protection Process, JRS Ireland today (27/04/2016) launched its analysis of the progress made to implement the key recommendations.

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Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us

A regugee offering a flower to a volunteer. Credit: Kristóf HölvényiMarking World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has issued his annual message entitled 'Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us.  The Response of the Gospel of Mercy'.

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Responding to the Migrant Crisis

Forced migrants attempting a dangerous sea crossing on unsuitable vessel. Writing for the Irish Catholic, JRS Ireland National Director Eugene Quinn highlights how a long term integration challenge awaits the newly elected Government in March 2016.

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JRS Ireland Easter Egg Appeal

Image of multi-coloured easter eggsAs part of our programme of Easter activities, JRS Ireland is seeking donations of Easter eggs for children living in Direct Provision.

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JRS Europe: Unilateral border controls not the answer

Two boys from Syria enjoying a snowball fight in the small Swedish town of Torsby. (Photo: UNHCR/ J. Bävman) JRS Europe has issued a press release expressing its concern at the recent news that Sweden has reinstated identity checks at its border with Denmark.

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International Protection Bill is Missed Opportunity

Picture of Dáil Éireann.Organisations who took part in the Working Group on the Protection Process have issued a joint press release criticising the publication of the International Protection Bill as a missed opportunity for people living in Direct Provision.

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2016 English Language Classes

The crest of Belvedere College SJThe new term of the BELL (Belvedere English Language Lessons) Programme has begun, offering free English language classes to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

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Ireland's Response to the Refugee and Migration Crisis

Picture of activitists on Sandymount Beach standing together to spell out the word 'Refugees Welcome'.  Credit: Steve KingstonThe Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland today joined with 21 leading NGOs to launch a new report – Protection, Resettlement and Integration:  Ireland’s Response to the Refugee and Migration ‘Crisis’.

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Christmas Toy Appeal 2015

Christmas gift wrapped with red paper and a bow.The JRS Ireland Christmas Toy appeal is back for another year. 

Please help give a special gift to the children of asylum seekers in 2015 by donating a new, unwrapped toy by Monday 7th December.

 

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