Published on Wednesday1stFebruary2017

Tánaiste addresses International Protection of Refugees and Migrants event

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Minister Frances Fitzgerald with Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Emily Logan

Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald addressed Ireland’s role in responding to the international refugee and migrant crisis today at an international event focused on Ireland’s International Protection System, hosted by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

The Tánaiste addressed the event alongside key national and international experts including Irish UN Ambassador, David Donoghue who co-chaired the landmark 2016 UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants, the Greek Ombudsman for Children, George Moschos, Chairperson of the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Anastasia Crickley and speakers from organisations such as the Irish Refugee Council, Mayo Intercultural Action, Nasc, TCD and the International Protection Office.