Ireland

Number of people served: 2,530

Ireland recognises the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and as such, allows those seeking asylum to request protection in the country. Unfortunately, the process can be long and currently wait times to receive protective status are up to two years.

Ireland also participates in refugee resettlement through relocation from other European states or through the UNHCR resettlement selection process. Ireland resettled almost 4,000 refugees in 2017.

Our work in Ireland

JRS Ireland works primarily in the areas of integration, detention ministry, and advocacy, through case work, direct outreach to detained migrants and asylum seekers, after-school programmes, scholarships, direct advocacy with policy makers, and outreach campaigns.

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Drumming workshop in Balseskin, part of JRS Ireland's integration programming.
Drumming workshop in Balseskin, part of JRS Ireland's integration programming. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
JRS Ireland provides services that aim to enhance the capacity of asylum seekers and their families to participate fully in society, including language classes provided on a one-to-one basis.
JRS Ireland provides services that aim to enhance the capacity of asylum seekers and their families to participate fully in society, including language classes provided on a one-to-one basis. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

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Contact

JRS Ireland Country Director

Eugene Quinn

eugene.quinn@jrs.ie

Project locations:

Dublin, Limerick

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