What is Places of Sanctuary Ireland?
Places of Sanctuary Ireland is a network of groups in towns, cities and local communities which share the objectives of promoting the integration, inclusion and welfare of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, by encouraging every sector of society to make a practical commitment to becoming places of welcome and safety.
PoSI works through community groups, schools and colleges, churches, local councils, businesses and other organisations in the belief that these newcomers have a huge amount to offer Irish society. We want to ensure that their voices are heard and that their skills and talents are given an opportunity to flourish for their good and for that of Irish society as a whole. PoSI is not affiliated to any political or religious organisation, but is linked to the wider City of Sanctuary movement which was established in the UK in 2005 with a vision for making cities places that had a culture of welcome and inclusion, especially for those seeking sanctuary.
Dublin brainstorm: what we will do in 2018
City of Sanctuary Dublin called for a brainstorm meeting to its network to plan for the work to be done…
Cork: University of Sanctuary working group announces plans to support people seeking asylum
The University of Sanctuary Working group continues to work with partners in the Cork City of Sanctuary Group to promote…Posted by: Cork
‘Sanctuary Break’ to Corrymeela 8.7.17
By Yvonne BoylePosted by: Causeway
Seminar in Belfast
Belfast City of Sanctuary held a very successful seminar on 28th September to determine the focus and ambit of the…Posted by: Belfast
Ireland’s Inaugural University of Sanctuary Asylum Narratives Colloquium
Stepping proudly into its role as Ireland’s first University of Sanctuary, Dublin City University has hosted its first colloquium, hailed…
Key groups pull together to promote Right to Work for asylum seekers in Ireland
SINGING FOR SANCTUARY
Howth Gospel Choir in North Dublin opened up the whole concept of choirs of sanctuary in Ireland on World Peace Day…
Portlaoise Honorary Place of Sanctuary
Friday 22nd September was Culture Night all over Ireland – an evening when hundreds of thousands have a chance to…Posted by: Portlaoise
PORTLAOISE CELEBRATES SANCTUARY ON CULTURE NIGHT
Father Paddy receives the award on behalf of the Parish CentrePosted by: Portlaoise