Doras is an independent, non-governmental organisation working to promote and protect the rights of migrants in Ireland through direct support, advocacy and integration support.
We provide a free professional service assisting migrants in accessing their rights and entitlements.
Online Event 22nd February: Doras Launches Community Sponsorship in the Mid-West
Join us on Monday 22nd February to launch this exciting new initiative in counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. Ahmed Hassan Mohamed, Doras Community Sponsorship Support Worker, will be introducing the initiative; discussing benefits of Community Sponsorship to both communities and refugee families, and providing information to anyone interested in getting involved. Doras CEO John Lannon and Orla Ní Éilí, Coordinator of Clare Immigrant Support Centre, will also be providing insight on immigration and integration in the Mid-West.
Community Sponsorship enables neighbours, friends, colleagues, or members of a local sports/social club to come together and play an active role in the reception and integration of refugee families resettling in Ireland. To learn more about Community Sponsorship, please visit: https://doras.org/community-sponsorship/
– The Doras Office is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but all Doras staff are still available to help –
– For queries or support, please call/text 083-0802378 or email email@example.com –
Doras Report November 2020: Mental Health and Direct Provision
In November 2020, Doras called for immediate action to ensure that vulnerable people living in direct provision have access to mental health supports and services in a short report. The report highlights five key areas that have a negative impact on the mental health of international protection applicants. These are unsuitable accommodation, delays in case processing, substance misuse and addiction, lack of support services, and the impact of Covid-19. Doras also highlight a number of recommedations in the report, including; measures to ensure staff of direct provision centres adequately respond to urgent mental health needs; the recommendations of GPs, psychiatric services and medical professionals are followed through on; and to implement vulnerability assessments immediately.
Read the full report here and media coverage here.