Number of people served: 2,542
Ireland recognizes the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and as such, allow those seeking asylum to request protection in the country. However, the process can be long and currently wait times to receive status are up to two years.
Ireland also participates in refugee resettlement through relocation from other European states or through the UNHCR resettlement selection process. Ireland resettled almost 4,000 refugees in 2017.
Our Work in Ireland
JRS Ireland works primarily in the areas of asylum seeker support, integration, detention ministry, and advocacy. JRS does this through case work, direct outreach to detained migrants and asylum seekers, after school programs for refugee children, scholarships, direct advocacy with policy makers, and outreach campaigns.
See Our Work
JRS Ireland Country director:
Limerick Office: Della Strada Dooradoyle Road, Limerick
Dublin Office: The Mews 20 Gardiner Street Upper Dublin 1 D01 TX23.Visit the JRS Ireland Website