JRS and the Local Elections

Eugene Quinn, National Director of JRS Ireland responded to allegations by some local election candidates that migrants have not contributed to Irish society as “fundamentally unfair”.

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Gonzaga Students Visit JRS

As part of a two-day visitation programme to Jesuit works, Sli Eile organised for six Transition Year students from Gonzaga to visit the JRS Ireland office on 28 May.

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Football in Trinity

Suas hosted JRS Ireland for two Tuesday afternoon soccer matches in Trinity College Sports Hall. 

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JRS Summer Programme

The JRS Summer Programme kicked off on Wednesday 1st July in Clondalkin Towers. 

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Perfect Weather for an Easter Egg Hunt

JRS Ireland would like to extend a huge thanks to all the supporters of their Easter Egg appeal, which was an astounding success this year. 

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Yoga in Hatch Hall

The JRS Ireland Capacity Building Programme has just finished a five week yoga course at Hatch Hall direct provision centre.

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JRS Homework Club Quiz in Clondalkin Towers

Last Thursday to mark the end of the second term, JRS Ireland held a quiz for asylum seeking children who attend the JRS Homework Club two afternoons per week. 

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HSE 'fails' Asylum Seeking Children

In an Irish Times article by Michael O'Regan the HSE is is accused of 'failing' in caring for asylum seeking children.  An independent investigation into Health Service Executive accommodation for unaccompanied children seeking asylum was called for by delegates to the Fine Gael ardfheis.

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Guardian reports on destitution

The Guardian newspaper in London has released a short six-minute film documenting the situation of a number of failed asylum seekers in the UK. The film looks at how these migrants survive after they have had their asylum requests refused.

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EU Court Ruling on Subsidiary Protection

On 17 February the European Court of Justice ruled that an "applicant for subsidiary protection does not necessarily have to prove that he is specifically targeted in his country of origin by reason of factors particular to his circumstances."

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