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.

  • Legislation
  • Migrant Rights
  • International Protection
  • And More

Recent Updates

  • Sanctuary Scholarships – study English at University College Cork

    • 21/06/2024
    UCC’s Language Centre is offering Sanctuary Scholarships to study Academic, General, or Business & Professional English courses.
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  • CCP SICAP – Impact of support

    • 14/06/2024
    The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) has changed the lives of many refugees living in Ireland. Cork City Partnership have produced this SICAP case study video to showcase the impact of their work.
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  • ActionAid Ireland: Together, we are stronger

    • 10/06/2024
    Produced by ActionAid Ireland, ‘Together, we are stronger’ celebrates the migrants who come to Ireland to seek safety, security and a happy future for themselves and their families. Together, they make Ireland a better place.
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  • BRIJ meeting with Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

    • 27/05/2024
    BRIJ met with Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman and provided a document highlighting the challenges faced by newly arrived and longer term asylum seekers and possible solutions.
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  • Register to Vote!

    • 29/04/2024
    Register to vote by May 11th so you can vote in the upcoming local elections in June 2024. Speak with your local election candidates to find out who best represents you and your interests. 
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  • Manual Handling in Arabic | عربي

    • 22/03/2024
    Cork City Partnership are running a manual handling course for Arabic عربي speakers.
    Read More

Whats On?

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

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

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Cork Lifelong Learning Festival runs April 10th – 17th 2024. This is a fantastic festival with events across the city. It is a brilliant opportunity to try something new, explore…

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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