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Our impact in 2016

Doras worked with almost 1,200 people from 86 countries, addressing 58 different issues and needs throughout 2016.

Out of the 86 different nationalities of the people with whom we worked, the top 5 countries of origin were: Afghanistan; Pakistan; Sudan; Brazil and Somalia.

The top 5 issues on which we worked were: family reunification; asylum applications; social welfare issues; citizenship applications; and housing supports, including supporting people moving from Direct Provision to independent accommodation.

For more details on the people we assisted and the work of Doras Luimní, please download our summary report below.

DownloadOur impact in 2016

Job & volunteer opportunities

*The deadline for applications has now passed.*

We have a number of opportunities at present, including paid and unpaid internships and volunteer positions. For full details, please visit our Vacancies page.

For more information on any of the above listed roles please contact Leonie Kerins, Director, at or call 061310328.

Doras Luimní is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority and/or migrant communities.

Fair Work Standards

FWS LimerickFair Work Standards is a campaign that promotes work place rights in Limerick city. The campaign is an opportunity for local workers to learn about their basic rights and entitlements under Irish employment law.

The campaign aims to promote fairness at work for all workers, regardless of their type of employment. Every employee has a right to fair and decent work and to have his/her dignity respected at all times.

A further aim of this campaign is to identify and acknowledge workplaces that already engage in fair work practices. Nominations will be received from employees via outreach and by completing an on-line survey.

Survey and Nominations

If you would like to nominate your workplace for the Fair Work Standards campaign, please take our survey here: Take Survey

For information on Fair Work Standards, see here: Fair Work Standards or contact Mariaam Bhatti at // Tel: 061 310328.

Advice & Information centre

We provide information and advice on immigration related issues. We provide a free and professional service, three days per week, assisting migrants in accessing their rights and entitlements.

Some of the most common issues we deal with are:

  • Leave to Remain and Subsidiary Protection Applications
  • Family Reunification
  • Irish Born Child/ Zambrano Residency Applications
  • Direct Provision
  • Racism
  • Visas and Travel Documents
  • Employment Rights & Exploitation

Advice & Information Centre

Our Drop-In centre is open three days per week:
Monday (09:30am – 12:30pm) // Tuesday (10:30am – 12:30pm) // Thursday (09:30am – 12:30pm).

We operate an appointment service only in the afternoon. To make an appointment, please contact us by telephone on 061310328 or by email at
Contact Us

Legal Service

Our Advice and Information Centre caseworkers will assess your needs and refer you to the Legal Service if appropriate. To contact the legal service directly, please email

Online Information Resources

basic infosheetFor more information on specific immigration-related issues, see our downloadable resources section here: How to Apply for…?

Direct Provision Outreach

Arrangements can also be made for caseworkers to meet clients in venues such as hospitals, prisons and individual homes if there are mobility issues.

For more information or to make an appointment: Contact Us 

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