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Doras Presents to the Oireacthas Joint Committee on Public Petitions

09/07/2021 – Doras and the Irish Refugee Council were invited to present to the Oireacthas Joint Committee on Public Petitions on the subject of Direct Provision policy and related matters. Doras CEO John Lannon and Irish Refugee Council CEO Nick Henderson presented on topics such as the impact living in

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NGOs Call for Action on HIQA Monitoring of Direct Provision Centres

11/06/2021 – Photo: Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland. International protection applicant support organisations Doras, Nasc and the Irish Refugee Council have called for clarity on the timeline and scope of implementation of independent monitoring of Direct Provision centres by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). The three organisations have

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Online Information Sessions in June

This June, Doras are hosting two online information sessions, for service providers, rights holders and anyone interested in learning more about immigration, international protection and integration. – 10th June: Introduction to Immigration Status and Stamps –  – 24th June: Housing and Tenancy –  Resistration is free, and all are welcome.

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Africa Day 2021 – 25th May. Online events from Limerick based groups

21/5/21 – Tuesday 25th May is Africa Day 2021, which is celebrated around the world and is an opportunity to appreciate and mark the African continent’s diverse history and heritage while acknowledging its cultural and economic potential. At home, Africa Day represents an opportunity to acknowledge a diverse and important group

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April Online Information Sessions

1/5/21 – In April, Doras hosted practical online information sessions to help people access their rights and to better understand and navigate systems such as citizenship and family reunification, with more planned in the coming months. You can view a video of the Citizenship Webinar from 1st April and access citizenship information

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Reflections on 21 Years of Direct Provision

12/4/21 – 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

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Doras Newsletter – Spring 2021

16/3/21 – We are delighted to bring you our latest newsletter, with news on Doras events, projects and poliocy updates, as well as an opening message from Doras CEO, John Lannon. Please contact with any queries related to the Newsletter or any of Doras’ work. Thank you. You can

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International Women’s Day – Fact-sheet

8/3/21 – This International Women’s Day, 8th March, we wanted to raise awareness of some of the challenges faced by migrant women in Ireland. See the fact-sheet below, with contact details if you or someone you know needs support. Please view the fact-sheet below, or download the info-sheet here.

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Doras Welcomes Government White Paper on Ending Direct Provision

26/2/21 – Doras welcomes the Government White Paper on ending Direct Provision, published on Friday, calling it a ‘significant milestone’ in the campaign to end the system. The White Paper outlines the plan by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability & Youth on how it will end Direct Provision by

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Doras Launches Community Sponsorship in Mid-West

17/02/2021 – Doras is delighted to launch Community Sponsorship, a new way for groups and communities to welcome and support refugee families, in Ireland’s Mid-West in 2021. Please our press release on the launch of Community Sponsorship in the PDF viewer below. Link to register for 22nd February online information

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