National Conference on Migration

Eugene Quinn, JRS Ireland National DirectorLast week, JRS Ireland attended a national conference on migration, entitled ‘Journeying Together: Challenges Facing the Migrant Today’.

Hosted in Dublin by the Councils for Emigrants and Immigrants of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, JRS Ireland was joined on the day by other NGOs working in the field of migration, parish workers, Government officials and international experts.

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin opened the conference with a keynote address stressing how migration is an intrinsic part of the DNA of a globalised economy and a globalised world.

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Government urged to resettle Syrian refugees in Ireland

Aid being distributed in SyriaJRS Ireland calls on the Irish Government to enhance its existing resettlement programme for Syrian refugees.

Whilst acknowledging and welcoming the pledges made by the Irish Government, early in 2014, of emergency funding for the region, JRS Ireland continues to caution against a policy of burden shifting as opposed to genuine burden sharing. 

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JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2014

The JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar has been published since 2007 and is aimed at raising awareness of diversity in Ireland. Each month highlights religious feast days from different faiths, national days, international UN celebrations and bank holidays in the Republic of Ireland.

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