5 Feb 2019, 13.45

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality will conduct detailed scrutiny of a Private Member’s Bill that would provide for a refugee or a person eligible for subsidiary protection to apply for family members -- including a grandparent, parent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, ward or guardian -- to reside in Ireland as well.

Witnesses scheduled to discuss the International Protection (Family Reunification) (Amendment) Bill 2017 include

  • Senator Colette Kelleher, sponsor of the bill
  • Nick Henderson, chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council
  • Fiona Finn, chief executive of the immigrant support group Nasc

The meeting at 9 a.m. in Committee Room 2 can be viewed live here.

Read about the Bill here.

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