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NGO roundtable meeting on barriers to social protection for immigrants

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

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People working with immigrants are invited to attend a roundtable meeting to discuss the barriers faced by immigrants in accessing social protection in Ireland. The roundtable meeting will be held on January 30th at Crosscare/Catholic Youth Care offices, Arran Quay, Dublin 7 at 1.30pm.

The roundtable will be hosted by Crosscare who along with Doras Luimni, Nasc, FLAC and New Communities Partnership have been working with the Department of Social Protection on the recommendations from the ‘Person or Number?’ report which was launched by the Minister in February 2011. Click here to view the report on

The roundtable will discuss the current situation on the ground for immigrants interacting with the Department of Social Protection and using the social welfare system, including the recurring difficulties immigrants experience and the new issues that have surfaced in the previous 2-3 years with a view to putting together a report by the end of July 2014.

RSVP by January 24th to Joe O’Brien, Policy Officer with Crosscare Migrant Project at

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This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund
and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.