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Doras Newsletter – Autumn 2019

Doras Newsletter – Autumn 2019

We are delighted to bring you our most recent newsletter, highlighting project updates, new staff recruited, training opportunities available, and updates on events and campaigns that are currently running. Please contact info@doras.org for any more information. Thank you.

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Limerick Election Candidates Say No to Racism

On Wednesday 1st May, 24 local and European election candidates gathered at the Doras office in Limerick City centre to publicly denounce racism by signing the Anti-Racism Election Protocol 2019. Seán McSweeney, Doras CEO said: “The elimination of racism from political discourse is something that Doras takes very seriously, and

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Our Impact in 2018

We are delighted to share our 2018 Impact Report, which highlights the fantastic work done by Doras staff and volunteers last year.

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Family Reunification (IHAP 2) Details

The proposal form for the second round of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme Humanitarian Admission Programme was made public on Thursday, December 20. The full form can be found on the INIS website. Proposals should be submitted no later than 8 February, 2019. ELIGIBILITY OF SPONSOR Sponsors must have one of

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Limerick Support Services – Holiday Hours

Although the Doras offices will be closed this holiday season, there are a number of support and emergency services available during this time. We have listed their holiday hours below. Housing/Homeless Services St. Vincent de Paul Drop in Centre Ozanam House, Hartstonge Street, Limerick. Tel: 061 313557. Open Monday 24th

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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day, observed around the globe on 10th December, provides an opportunity for Ireland to celebrate our progress in the area of human rights, while also highlighting areas for improvement. There are close to 6000 people, including over 1700 children, currently living in substandard conditions in 38 Direct Provision

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Universal Children's Day

Each year on 20th November, we mark Universal Children’s Day – the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – which is an international initiative by the United Nations that aims to raise awareness of ongoing #ChildRights issues in Ireland and worldwide. Doras uses this opportunity to highlight the

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Media Statement: Belonging To Limerick

Integration Working Group launches Limerick’s 3rd Integration Plan (02-10-2018) Representatives of the Integration Working Group met with President and Mrs. Higgins prior to the launch. The Limerick Integration Working Group unveiled its newest integration plan, Belonging to Limerick: Limerick City and County Integration Plan 2018-2022, on Friday September 28th at

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Our Impact in 2017

In 2017, Doras Luimní supported more than 1,200 people from almost 100 countries to access their rights and to integrate into local communities in Ireland. We worked on 74 immigration-related issues, from asylum applications, family reunification support to employment and labour exploitation issues. See below for an overview of our

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Media Statement: Right to Work

“Effective right to work for asylum seekers further delayed by Government” (23rd January 2018) Despite the recent Supreme Court judgement and the forthcoming declaration of the ban on employment as unconstitutional, there has been almost no progress with regard to making employment rights an effective reality for asylum seekers in

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