Through community sponsorship, refugees who are fleeing conflict and persecution are brought to a safe and secure country like Ireland, where they are fully supported by the local community.
Dublin 8 Refugee Community Sponsorship (D8RCS) is set up under the ‘Community Sponsorship Programme Ireland’, itself an initiative of the Department of Justice and Equality. The group aims to celebrate and enhance our cultural diversity by welcoming a refugee family who is seeking safety to join us so that we can grow and prosper together in Dublin 8. D8RCS is an expression of hospitality within our community.
D8RCS is a community fundraising group which is supported by the Irish Refugee Council. The Refugee Council provide guidance and training to D8RCS.