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Presentation to the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence


  On Tuesday 26th April we had the opportunity to present to members of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence on issues affecting returning Irish emigrants, including: Access to social welfare assistance and the Habitual Residence Condition, Emergency accommodation for people returning into homelessness, and Immigration requirements for non-Irish family members. We were… Read more »


New Pre-Clearance Process for De Facto Partners


  On Monday 19th August 2019 Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, announced a new pre-clearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens. Under the new process, Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens will be allowed to apply for their permission to reside Ireland before they enter the country. Having lobbied… Read more »


‘Do you speak English?’ – New report released by Crosscare


  A new report published by Crosscare Information and Advocacy Services, (including Crosscare Migrant Project, Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information, and Crosscare Refugee Service) reveals the difficulties experienced by non-English speakers in accessing social welfare supports. Titled Do You Speak English?, the report presents findings from a survey with non-English speakers that Crosscare works with… Read more »


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