In the News

Newspaper opinion pieces, articles, interviews and press releases

Opinion

The Irish Independent

26 February 2021

We have an opportunity to build a system which protects the dignity of those who seek refuge

Opinion

The Sunday Business Post

28 May 2020

A new government has to reform direct provision

 

Opinion

The Journal

20 Nov 2019

Head of the UN Refugee Agency in Ireland Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

 

Newspaper Interview

The Irish Times

12 July 2019

Interview: Filippo Grandi condemns EU for ‘irresponsible’ winding down of Mediterranean sea rescues

 

Radio Interview

RTE Morning Ireland 

11 July 2019 

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, discusses proposals to support refugees on his Irish visit

 

Radio Interview

RTE Morning Ireland

Enda O'Neill, head of office for UNHCR Ireland, discusses the current processing times in the direct provision system ahead of his appearance at the Oireactas Justice Committee.

Justice Committee to hear about Direct Provision

 

Radio Interview

RTE Morning Ireland

10 January 2019

Ireland to accept five migrants after Malta agreement

 

Radio Interview

RTE Drivetime

03 January 2019

Increase in asylum-seekers

 

Opinion

The Times

10 December 2018

Universal human right have never been more needed

 

Radio Interview

RTE Drivetime

06 November 2018

Drivetime (from 01:59:00)

 

Opinion

Irish Independent

27 April 2018

Crippling delays are the biggest crisis facing asylum-seekers

 

TV

RTE

30 October 2017

Syrian refugee chefs cooking up a storm in Galway

 

Radio Interview

RTE

30 June 2017

UNHCR Ireland speaks to Drivetime on the Mediterranean refugee and

migrant crisis

 

Opinion

The Irish Examiner

20 June 2017

Finding a home for refugees who need it most

 

Opinion

The Irish Examiner

10 August 2016

Refugees are people, not pawns

 

Radio Interview

RTE Morning Ireland

23 March 2016

UNHCR deals blow to EU-Turkey agreement

 

Opinion

31 July 2015

The Irish Times 

Desperate conditions in Syria compel migrants to flee

 

Opinion

18 June 2015

The Irish Times 

Mediterranean crisis reflects escalating migration worldwide

 

TV Interview

RTE 6:01 

11 February 2015 

UNHCR calls for more robust search-and-rescue operation on Mediterranean following deaths of 300 people at sea

 

Opinion

5 November 2014

The Irish Times

Why people who find themselves without nationality need State recognition of their plight

 

Opinion

20 June 2014

The Irish Times 

Change to refugee claims system to cut long delays for asylum-seekers