The Immigrant Council of Ireland is a national, non-governmental organisation that promotes the rights of migrants. Their vision is a society that is fair, respects human rights and diversity, and is committed to everyone having the opportunity to fulfil their potential, including people from a migrant background. Their mission is to support and advocate for the rights of immigrants and their families and act as a catalyst for public debate, legal and policy changes.
The impact of this organisation is enormous throughout Ireland, and in 2020, funds raised by National Lottery players meant the Immigrant Council of Ireland were able to give information and support to over 5,000 people through their helpline. Their legal team managed 200 cases offering free legal advice and representation, helping victims of human trafficking, migrant children looking to reunite with their families, migrant women escaping domestic violence and victims of racist crimes.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland work to ensure Ireland is a safe and equal place for anyone to achieve their dreams and ambitions. This is crucial and noble work that deserves all the support it gets and The Immigration Council of Ireland is certainly a fitting recipient of this year’s Good Causes Community Award.