Our Vision

People applying for international protection in Ireland are welcomed and supported.

BRIJ connects directly with people living in Direct Provision centres in Cork to support their access to resources, integration and justice.


Explore the many supports available to you.

  • Housing & Accommodation
  • Welfare
  • And More


Embrace ways in which we can integrate together.

  • Culture & Events
  • Projects & Clubs
  • Employment & Training
  • Learn English
  • And More


Keep updated with legislation and migrant rights.

  • Legistlation
  • Migrant Rights
  • International Protection
  • And More

Recent Updates

  • Cork Volunteer Centre

    • 29/01/2024
    Cork Volunteer Centre provides a placement service to individuals who would like to volunteer with non-profit organisations.
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  • English Classes

    • 28/01/2024
    When you arrive in Ireland, your first priority should be to learn English. Learning the local language allows you to study, find a job, and integrate into the community. There…
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  • How to find employment

    • 28/01/2024
    Please note that you need a work permit to work in Ireland. To apply to jobs in Ireland, you will need a CV. Some employers will also require a cover…
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  • Cork Migrant Centre

    • 25/01/2024
    Cork Migrant Centre is a Psychosocial Wellbeing and Integration Hub. They provide free, confidential and current information on access to services and immigration issues. Outreach, integration and engagement activities include weekly coffee mornings, workshops, and English classes. 
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  • Employment Opportunities

    • 23/01/2024
    Check here for employment opportunities that have been presented to BRIJ for asylum seekers.
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  • Sanctuary Scholarships – study English at University College Cork

    • 21/01/2024
    UCC’s Language Centre is offering six Sanctuary Scholarships to study English for one year. Application deadline is August 1st 2024.
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Whats On?

See a BRIJ selection of cultural events in the Cork area.

Eventbrite – events in Cork

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Plan your outings using Eventbrite. Explore a huge listing of events including cultural, business, sports, music, food and drink events and more.

Cork City Libraries

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Cork City Libraries are a fantastic resource and membership is free. Access books, computers, study spaces, events, printing, and more.

Whazon in Cork

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Keep an eye here! This entertainment and event listing is updated regularly. 

Cork Culture Night

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A night not to be missed, this is an annual celebration of culture, arts, and creativity. There will be free events all over the city and access to many historic…

Fancy a Coffee or Smoothie?

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Image: @blues_cafe_cork (Instagram). Khaled Azrag, aka Blue, a former refugee, has opened a coffee shop on French Church Street in Cork City. Blue’s Cafe serves delicious coffee, teas, juices, freshly…

National Heritage Week

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National Heritage Week 2024 will take place from 17th-25th August. It celebrates Ireland’s cultural, built and natural heritage. There will be many free events in Cork City and County.

Cork Midsummer Festival

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Cork Midsummer Festival 2024 will take place from the 13th – 23rd June. This annual multi-disciplinary arts festival provides significant opportunity for public participation and engagement, and a unique platform for…

Cork Harbour Festival

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Cork Harbour’s celebration of maritime culture, heritage and family fun activities 1st – 10th June 2024. The festival organises both paid and free entry events. You can also volunteer at the…
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