Welcoming Asylum Seekers to Ireland: A Community Work Response

Community Work Ireland is concerned at recent protests at the prospect of direct provision centres being located in various areas. In that context, we have produced this brief paper to support the development of a community work response.

CWI welcomes opportunities to be involved with communities and community workers in Ireland who wish to work against fear, hostility and hatred and provide a true welcome to those who come here seeking refuge and solidarity.

CWI will hold a members’ meeting in the coming weeks to discuss these issues further and will issue an invitation shortly.

Community Work Ireland represents the Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition on the Department of Justice Community Sponsorship Advisory Group and is a member of the Far-Right Observatory.