Works with asylum seekers, refugees and other disadvantaged migrant groups, with special concern for survivors of torture. Provides medical, therapeutic rehabilitation, counselling and other support services.
The public legal aid board service which every international protection (asylum) applicant can avail of. They offer legal advice and provide information after you have made your initial application, during completion of your questionnaire and before your interview with International Protection Office. They can make written submissions in support of your application. They also provide support with any subsequent appeals.
The application form to apply to the Legal Aid Board to represent you can be found on legalaidboard.ie in the section entitled ‘Services for International Protection Applicants. The Legal Aid Board has office in Cork, Galway and Dublin & Kerry.
Activist group that fights against racism. It’s our aim to bring together a broadly based anti-racism network that supports migrants rights and fights against racism.
The Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland is an independent platform for asylum seekers to join together in unity and purpose. The collective seeks justice, freedom and dignity for all asylum seekers.
Website: www.masi.ie | Phone: +353 83 1713 166
The Irish Immigrant Support Service – works to link migrants and ethnic minorities to their rights through protecting human rights, promoting integration and campaigning for change. Operates a free walk in legal clinic providing legal advice and information on a range of immigration and asylum-related issues – check the website or contact Nasc for opening times.
Ferry Lane, Off Dominick St, Cork 021 4503462
Outcomers is a social and befriending support group for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Our drop in centre provides a safe, social and relaxed environment for our LGBT community and is located in the centre of Dundalk town. It has been open since 1997. We offer some light refreshments and a chat. Free gay and lesbian literature is available.
LINC is a resource centre in Cork city for Lesbian and bisexual women. We run a full programme of activities and have other supports based in the center such as an alcohol and drugs support group. Please check out our website for full details.
Cork Gay project includes; Southern Gay Mens Health Service, Unite Youth Group, The Other Place Cafe and Resource Center
Support service for people with eating disorders or are worried about someone else. They run a phone helpline 7:30-9:30pm Mondays, Wednesdays, Sundays and 10:30am-12:30pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. They also have a support email address and weekly online support groups that you can log into on their website and chat with people around Ireland.
1890 200 444
The national health service runs a free phone and email helpline service offering support and advice on issues relating to drugs and HIV.
Phone: 1800 459 459