Our Refugee Day celebration on the 17th of June was full of fun, music, dancing, food and great people!

World Refugee Day 2022 was marked in Ennis Fair Green with a mixture of dancing from different countries and singing from Africa, Ukraine and Ireland. Speakers talked about the  theme of Whoever, Whenever, Wherever people need to flee their home country they deserve respect, safety and solidarity. There was also input on the Irish Direct Provision system of housing asylum seekers and the need to keep pushing for its planned closure in 2024. It was a lovely evening and the 100 people there from many countries had fun, shed tears and shared their time together in solidarity with the record high of 100 million people who have been forced to flee worldwide to get themselves to safety.

Minister for Justice announces extension of the Temporary Protection permissions granted to persons fleeing the war in Ukraine

Department of Justice 

Published on 16 February 2023

The Minister for Justice, Simon Harris today announced that the temporary protection permission that has been granted to those who have arrived in Ireland fleeing the invasion of Ukraine will be extended for a further 12 months to March 2024.

In making the announcement today the Minister stated:

“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine continues with new offensives against towns and cities. Missile and drone strikes against civilians and critical infrastructure continue. Many lives have been lost, and millions of innocent civilians have been driven from their homes.

"The Irish government and our colleagues across Europe continue to stand resolutely with the Ukrainian government and its people. The commitment to European solidarity is evident now more than ever and is reflected in the recent EU Commission decision to extend temporary protection until March 2024.

Departemt of Justice and Equality
Government of Ireland
Government of Ireland
European Union AMIF
Departemt of Justice and Equality
Clare County Council
This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014 - 2020 and is supported by the Department of Justice and Equality.

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