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April Online Information Sessions


Posters also available in Arabic, French and Pashto. Every two weeks in April, Doras will host practical online information sessions to help people access their rights and to better understand and navigate systems such as:


– Citizenship –
– Family Reunification –
– Housing and Tenancy –
and more.


You can view a video of the Citizenship Webinar from 1st April and access citizenship information in Arabic, Pashto, French and English here.


You can view a video of the Family Reunification webinar from 15th April and access family reunification information in Arabic, Pashto, French and English here.

Reflections on 21 Years of Direct Provision

Direct provision came into existence 21 years ago, on 10th April 2000, as a temporary arrangement to accommodate people seeking asylum in Ireland. Since then, the Irish State has consistently failed to uphold the human rights of people who come here seeking international protection. Despite report after report highlighting the failures of the system, over 7,000 people still live in institutional settings with their dignity and rights undermined. The 2020 report of the Advisory Group on the provision of support, including accommodation, to persons in the international protection process advised that it is not fit for purpose and should be abolished. That message has been consistently conveyed to successive governments over the last 21 years. And yet, Direct Provision remains…

…We have charted some of the significant changes and campaigns over the 21 years of Direct Provision, from one of the first reports in January 2001 that documented the experiences of child poverty and social exclusion amongst asylum seekers living in Direct Provision, to the February 2021 White Paper by government that promises to end it…

View our timeline and read our full statement on 21 years of Direct Provision, including calls to reduce the backlog in cases and grant permission to remain for people in the system for two years or more here.

Doras Report – Getting Right to Work


In March 2021, Doras published a new report – Getting Right to Work: Access to Employment and Decent Work for International Protection Applicants in Ireland. The report was produced with support from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.



Getting Right to Work contributes to the realisation of the right to decent work for international protection applicants in Ireland, by documenting the barriers they face to obtaining employment and decent work, examining the effectiveness of employment support programmes, and identifying measures to be taken to ensure access to decent work.



To view or download the report, please click here:

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