September Newsletter - Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre
Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre

Protecting Human Rights, Promoting Integration, Campaigning for Change

New Voluntary Group Alliance (CESCA) Launched in Cork City

A number of community and voluntary groups in Cork city have joined forces to better address issues of disadvantage in the city. This new alliance – Cork Equal and Sustainable Communities Alliance (CESCA) was officially launched in Blackpool by Kathleen Lynch,TD...[Read More]

It's Time to 'Close the Door' on Slamming Asylum Seekers Looking for Our Help: A Response to Ian O'Doherty

In response to a recent opinion piece from Ian O’Doherty in the Independent – “Its time we closed the door on our failed asylum policy” (published 17/9/14) – our Campaigns and Communications Officer Jennifer DeWan has written an article to challenge the misinformation that Mr. O’Doherty propagates. As an organisation that works every day with people who have come to Ireland...[Read More]

Press Release: Citizenship Process Has Come a Long Way But Still Needs Work, Say Immigrant Council of Ireland and Nasc

Some 3,100 people were officially granted Irish citizenship yesterday yesterday in ceremonies in the Convention Centre in Dublin. That will make over 77,000 new Irish Citizens over the last 3 years. The Immigrant Council of Ireland and Nasc commend the Department of Justice for Improving the Citizenship...[Read More]

Successfull 30 day #EverydayRacism Campaign Comes to an End 

Throughout the month of September, Nasc ran the '#EverydayRacism - 30 Days of Action' Campaign. Using social media, we raised awareness about the impact of racism and encouraged participation  by using the hashtag #everydayracism...[Read More]

We also launched  a new anti-racism video created by Nasc’s Anti-Racism Youth Group. The video aims to create awareness of the everyday experiences of racism and encourage people to report racist incidents to Nasc...[Read More]

Nasc Deliver Anti-Racism Training for Gardaí

On Thursday 11th September, Nasc delivered a pilot anti-racism training to 20 Gardaí in Cork, in collaboration with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO). The 20 Gardaí that attended the session included members of Cork...[Read More]

Vote for Nasc's 2014 Better Together Entry - 'Stop - See Racism - Stand Up' 

We have recently submitted our video entry to the Better Together competition 2014 and are asking friends and supporters of Nasc to get behind us and vote each day to help up win...[Read More]

Invitation to Tender: Nasc Research Project on Immigration Related Detention in Ireland

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre is commissioning independent research to analyse immigration related detention in Ireland and the treatment of detainees for immigration related offences, including those who are detained following a refusal of permission to land...[Read More]

Nasc Continue Campaign on Direct Provision: Summary of this months actions

This month, Nasc supported residents of Kinsale Road and Ashbourne House Direct Provision Centres in their call for change. We also commented on Minister Fitzgerald's response to reports of prostitution in Direct Provision [Read More] and joined in the call for adequate housing for victims of trafficking [Read More]. In the wake of attending the Roundtable Discussion held by Ministers Fitzgerald and Ó Riordáin on Ireland’s protection system and direct provision, Nasc made a written submission to the Minister for Justice to reiterate the issues CEO Fiona Finn presented on the day...[Read More]

 

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