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Latest Bulletin

Read our latest Bulletin for updates on our work, related sector news and forthcoming events. This issue of the Bulletin includes updates on refugee resettlement work in Wexford and Limerick; new mentoring project; the Ombudsman complaints procedure; Africa Day and fundraising events for families living in Direct Provision and ENAR Ireland.

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Vacancy: Refugee Resettlement

The Refugee Resettlement Support Worker (35 hours per week) will work to support recently arrived refugees from Syria to Limerick city and Newcastle West. The role will involve supporting refugees on a daily basis to access services appropriately, and building capacity both in the new arrivals and in the receiving community as

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National Week of Action Against Hate Crime

From 19th to 25th March 2017, we are marking National Week of Action Against Hate Crime, along with our partners and members of ENAR Ireland, by calling on the Government to introduce hate crime legislation. Ireland is one of the only EU countries that does not legislate for hate crime.

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Cultural Exchange & Mentoring Project

Doras Luimní are seeking to recruit a group of volunteer mentors – of all ages, interests and backgrounds – to take part in our Cultural Exchange & Mentoring project with refugees, asylum seekers and the wider migrant community in Limerick. Volunteers will meet with the project participants three times per

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Progress of McMahon report recommendations

On 27th February 2017, Minister Frances Fitzgerald published a second progress report on the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the McMahon report (output from the Working Group on Direct Provision & Supports to Asylum Seekers, see below). The Minister claims that 92% of the recommendations are now fully or

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International Protection Act

*Next information session: 22nd March 2017* (FB event details)* Have you received a questionnaire from the International Protection Office? If you are a current applicant in the asylum and protection process, you may have received a questionnaire and a letter from the International Protection Office. It is important that you

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Arabic language classes

Our 6 week course in basic Arabic language skills was postponed for one week and it will now start on Thursday 23rd February at 5:30pm in Central Buildings. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused! We have had great interest in this course and we are pleased to announce that

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Our impact in 2016

Doras worked with almost 1,200 people from 86 countries, addressing 58 different issues and needs throughout 2016. Out of the 86 different nationalities of the people with whom we worked, the top 5 countries of origin were: Afghanistan; Pakistan; Sudan; Brazil and Somalia. The top 5 issues on which we worked were: family reunification;

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Job & volunteer opportunities

*The deadline for applications has now passed.* We have a number of opportunities at present, including paid and unpaid internships and volunteer positions. For full details, please visit our Vacancies page. Anti-Trafficking & Outreach Officer (paid position) Advice & Information Intern (unpaid) Receptionist & Admin Assistant (unpaid/ CE Scheme) For

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