Free English Language Classes 2017-2018

Participants attending one-to-one English language classes.The 2017-2018 BELL (Belvedere English Language Lessons) Programme, providing free English languge classes to asylum seekers and other forced migrants, will re-commence on Monday 11th September 2017. Registration is essential so please book your place as soon as possible.

All migrants are welcome but priority will be given to asylum seekers.

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Picture of Pope Francis greeting a refugee during a mass in the Church of the Gesu, Rome. Pope Francis has issued a message for the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees entitled "Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees".

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Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

Picture showing flag of the European UnionJRS Ireland would like to acknowledge the funding it has received from the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) to deliver the PATHS (Providing Asylum-seekers in Transition with Housing and Support) Project.

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JRS Ireland Summer Programme 2017

Children posing for photo at Glenroe Farm as part of JRS Ireland's Summer Programme.With the JRS Ireland Summer Programme finishing for another year, we would like to say a special thank you to IMPACT, Dublin City Council, CDYSB and the Jesuit Province for the continued support of children and families living in Direct Provision. 

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Refugees: An Opportunity to Grow Together

Logo of the Jesuit Refugee ServiceA joint ecumenical statement, entitled Refugees: An Opportunity to Grow Together, has been released to mark World Refugee Day 2017.

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Right to Work for Asylum seekers

Picture depicting exterior of the Irish Four Courts.Press Release:  The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland urges the Irish Government to give immediate effect to the landmark Supreme Court ruling on the right to work for asylum seekers.

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Press Release: Ireland called to step up action to save lives

Picture depicting shape of heart, formed by people posing together on beach.The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition has today (17th May 2017) issued a press release calling on the Irish Government to take urgent action in response to the increasing number of lives being lost as refugees and other forced migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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2017 Easter Week Appeal

Picture of colourful Easter eggs. As 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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Death of Asylum by a thousand Cuts?

Picture of syrian refugees walking to school at a refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The country currently hosts over 1 million refugees. The EU can and should do more to take care of the forcibly displaced, thereby relieving pressure on other countries. A new JRS Europe working paper finds that the reform proposals for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) collectively amount to the death of asylum in Europe by a thousand cuts.

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2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Picture depicting symbol of the Holy See.Pope Francis has highlighted the unique cause of children migrants in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Entitled Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless, Pope Francis called for greater efforts to secure protection, integration and long-term solutions.

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