Monthly Archives: December 2016

Xmas Opening Hours 2016

xmas-2016-copy_19101921_c57681fd3057886ed65b7d6d542be23013d39af6Doras Luimní will be closed from Thursday 2nd December at 4:30pm until Tuesday 3rd January at 10:30am.

In case of emergency, please contact us on 087 7754160.

The following support services will have limited opening hours over the holiday season, some of which have an out-of-hours service.

Download: Xmas opening hours for support services in Limerick

xmas services list updated

In case of emergency, please contact Doras Luimní on 0877754160.

Wishing all our friends and supporters a very happy holiday and every success for the new year.

International Protection Act

ip-act-headerThe International Protection Act (2015)  came into effect on 31st December 2016.

The new legislation will impact on asylum and family reunification applications in a number of ways, including the key changes outlined below.
Doras Luimni will hold an information session on Wednesday 25th January at 2:30pm to discuss these changes to current asylum applicants and people wishing to apply for family reunification.

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Download: IP Act – Key Changes 
IP Act info session poster

Doras Luimni will hold an information session on the International Protection Act on 25th January 2017 at 2:30pm for current asylum applicants and people wishing to apply for family reunification. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact us to arrange an appointment with a case-worker: Contact Us

Human Rights Day

PrintHuman Rights Day is marked each year on 10th December, which aims to highlight and celebrate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

This year, Human Rights Day calls on people around the world to protect human rights by standing with and speaking out for people who experience unfair treatment and prejudice.

Leonie Kerins, Director of Doras Luimnί, said “Intolerance and prejudice has become a common feature of 2016 and many people are fearful about the direction the world is heading. Human Rights Day is an opportunity to remind people that we all have a responsibility to protect and uphold the human rights of others. The actions we take for others can and do make a real difference.”

Kerins continued “There are countless ways for people to help uphold the rights of others such as challenging negative stereotypes or prejudice in the media or amongst family and friends; speaking up when someone is treated differently because of who they are. Encourage and engage in open and honest debate about the issues that are dividing our communities. Civic action is needed now more than ever.”

“The people with whom we work are amongst the most vulnerable. Asylum seekers in particular face enormous challenges but they can be fearful of speaking out. We are calling on local communities to stand with and speak out for people who often feel that they do not have a voice.”

“Human rights cannot be upheld without the help of people in local communities, working together to fight for justice.”



  • Human Rights Day is celebrated each year on 10th December, marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10th December 1948.
  • For more information on the 2016 Human Rights Day actions by the UN, see here: Stand Up for Human Rights
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be accessed here: UDHR
  • Further information about Human Rights Day and the Office of the High Commissioner can be found here: OHCHR
  • Information on Doras Luimnί’s campaign to challenge negative misconceptions about immigration and integration can be found here: Anti-Rumours campaign

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