Irish Refugee Council provides services and support for people seeking protection and people recognised as refugees in Ireland and advocate for humane and dignified protection procedures and responses to people fleeing persecution.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Asylum assistance 

Target group: human rights defenders

Operates in Ireland*

Irish Refugee Council (IRC) works with people who have to flee their home country, as it is no longer safe for them to be there. The most visible example of this is people fleeing war or conflict.

IRC also works with people who face persecution that is less visible. People who have experienced torture, death threats, and violence because of aspects of their identity or their actions – persecution based on their sexual identity, their religious beliefs, their political stance, for protesting, for being female or for being an ethnic minority.

*available for any nationalities seeking asylum in Ireland