Galway event to explore alternatives to Ireland’s asylum system

A seminar due to take place in Galway next Monday will explore alternatives to the current reception and legal framework for asylum seekers in Ireland.

 Moving Forward: Reform & Solutions in the Irish Asylum System is organised by the SOLAS (Support, Orientation and Language for Asylum Seekers ) project. The seminar will take place in the Galway Bay Hotel on Monday January 12 from 10am to 4pm.

Keynote speakers at the event are Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council, and The Honourable Justice Catherine McGuinness.

SOLAS is a pilot project funded under the European Refugee Fund, set up to offer services to asylum seekers in Galway city and County Mayo. The SOLAS project is a partnership of Mayo Intercultural Action, Croí na Gaillimhe (St Vincent de Paul ), and the Health Service Executive.

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