International Human Rights Day

Europe must remain a safe haven for protection-seekers

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New Challenges Facing the JRS

The world of forced displacement has changed dramatically since 1980. The number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide has increased from 16 to 45 million. Yet, there are fewer places for refugees to go. 

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The Right to Dignity

Thirty years ago, on 14 November 1980, Fr. Pedro Arrupe founded the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in response to the plight of the Boat People fleeing Vietnam.

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JRS Ireland Have Moved

JRS Ireland have moved office to The Mews, 20 Gardiner Street Upper, Dublin. All other contact details remain the same.

Living with Dignity Seminar

A seminar to mark the start of Social Inclusion Week,

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End of Successful Summer Programme

The JRS Ireland Summer Programme ended on 20th August with a trip to Funtasia Water Park in Drogheda.  This brought to an end a very successful six week programme of activities which included fashion design work shop, swimming, arts and crafts and trips to the beach, was museum, aquarium and park and the annual family fun day in Mountjoy Square.  JRS Ireland would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work and dedication.

Limerick Sixes Soccer World Cup

Launch of Limerick’s first intercultural soccer festival!

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Nail Biting World Cup Final

JRS Ireland entered two teams in a 5-a-side Mini World Cup held in Bushy Park on Saturday 1 May.

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Matteo Ricci 1610-2010

Celebrations to mark the 4th. centenary of the death of Matteo Ricci  (1610 – 2010)

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Easter Egg Hunt

The JRS Ireland Easter Egg Hunt took place in Mounjoy Square Park on Easter Sunday, 4th April, from 1 – 3 pm.  Thanks to the brief but welcome good weather there was a huge turn out, with about one hundred and twenty children and adults.  The egg hunt was over in a matter of minutes as the eighty or so children raced around the park quickly gathering up the donated chocolate Eggs.  The hunt was followed by creme egg and spoon, three legged and hopping races for under 5s and older children.  Face painter, Maria Markey-Greene of Marvellous Faces, was kept busy all day as was the Balloon Artist, Bevan.  Maria has been supporting JRS events for a number of years now and her art work is much admired. On Sunday she filled the park with frogs, rabbits, mice, tigers and a few spidermen.  JRS Ireland would like to thank all of their supporters who donated Easter Eggs, half of which were distributed to families of asylum seekers living in direct provision in Dublin and the remainder were used for the Egg Hunt.  We look forward to another sunny Easter in Mountjoy Square Park next year.

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