World Refugee Day 2023: Ireland Says Welcome Group Appeal Letters to Minister O’Gorman and Minister McEntee

In honour of World Refugee Day, observed on June 20th, Comhlámh’s Ireland Says Welcome group issued two compelling letters addressed to the Irish government and the European Union (EU). These letters aim to express our apprehensions regarding Ireland’s multi-tiered International Protection system and the perceived unfairness of EU policies.

Read both letters below.


Appeal to Minister McEntee to raise our concerns at the highest level of the EU regarding the treatment of migrants entering the EU and those trying to enter the EU.

Appeal to Minister O’Gorman to address disparities in access to housing and social support for marginalised groups that are leading to a degradation in social cohesion.