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Person or Number? report into issues faced by immigrants accessing social protection in Ireland

Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012

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Person or Number? is the result of collaboration between Crosscare, Doras Luimni and NASC. It highlights the difficulties and issues that many immigrants face when accessing social protection in Ireland. The 54 case studies which make up the report provide a sample of the issues facing many people. The case studies were provided by Crosscare Housing and Welfare Information, Doras Luimni, The Integration Centre, Longford Women's Link, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and NASC.

The report was launched by Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton on 21st February 2012. Watch some of her speech here. The Minister agreed to the setting up of a stakeholders' forum between NGOs and the Department of Social Protection where issues such as those raised in the report can be discussed.

Read the full report here.

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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.