Other Support Services

Irish Red Cross

In Ireland, the Red Cross work on various issues of concern to public health. The work of the Irish Red Cross most relevant to asylum -seekers and refugees is their work in restoring family links by tracing separated relatives with the hope of restoring contact and reuniting families and that they accept applications for travel assistance support as part of the travel assistance programme with IOM, UNHCR and Red Cross

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Spirasi

Spirasi provides support to survivors of torture who are asylum-seekers, refugees, or other disadvantaged migrant groups. Spirasi provide medical diagnoses and therapeutic rehabilitation programs, support with navigating Ireland’s legal system and educational classes aimed at helping clients’ integration into Irish society.

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Doras Luimní

Doras Luimní is based in County Limerick. It provides direct support services to asylum-seekers and refugees, including legal advice and

They run an advice and information centre from Monday to Thursday (by appointment only).

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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

The Jesuit Refugee Service provide several direct support services to refugees, including language support, a school’s integration programme and psychosocial support. JRS also visit asylum-seekers in Direct Provision, run information sessions and advocate for more just immigration policies.

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Mayo Intercultural Action

Mayo Intercultural Action is a local community organisation promoting the positive effects of interculturalism and the meaningful participation of refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants and their families in all aspects of the community in County Mayo. Activities include delivery of integration projects in local communities, delivery of a project developing female migrant entrepreneurs, provision of information and support, group development, and integration projects with asylum-seekers such as arts, sports, gardening, etc.

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Migrant Rights Centre Ireland

Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) is a national organisation working to promote justice, empowerment and equality for migrants and their families. MRCI can answer queries relating to immigration, employment and social welfare. MRCI caseworkers are available to assist Monday to Friday from 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm at their dedicated drop-in centre.

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New Communities Partnership

New Communities Partnership (NCP) is an independent national network of 175 immigrant led groups comprising of 65 nationalities with offices in County Dublin and County Cork with outreach to other cities. They offer support with employment rights, citizen applications, social welfare, education, health, integration and accommodation. A comprehensive list of members can be found on their website.

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Clare Immigrant Support Centre (CISC)

Clare Immigrant Support Centre (CISC) provides a range of free services and programmes to immigrants including refugees and asylum-seekers in County Clare, including a drop-in service, individual case support, English language programmes and community and outreach work.

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Immigrant Support Clinic

The Immigrant Support Clinic offers free information, advice, advocacy and one-to-one support for immigrant communities in County Kilkenny. Open on Mondays from 10 – 1pm, upstairs in the Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre during term time only.

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Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC)

TIRC support integration between local and international communities in County Kerry by providing support services to asylum-seekers, refugees and broader immigrant communities in Tralee. They operate a drop-in facility and moderate inter-agency cooperation towards greater integration.

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