Formed in the year 2000, our mission is ‘to support asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants; and to facilitate their integration into the community.’


  • Drop-in service
  • Free information and advice
  • Administrative support
  • Advocacy
  • Outreach to Direct Provision centres
  • Awareness raising in schools and local community
  • Free English classes
  • After-school support
  • Training and workshops
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Intercultural events

KASI is also running an outreach service in Drishane Direct Provision Centre in Millstreet, Co. Cork, supporting families and individuals.  The project is funded by HSE – South.


  • To provide a multi functional space for drop-in services, meetings, coordination, training and intercultural events
  • To provide information relevant to the needs of the service users
  • To plan and implement various activities including; education, language support, health, social and intercultural events
  • To provide support to individuals and families in Direct Provision
  • To undertake awareness raising work in the local community on international protection and general immigration issues; and engage in advocacy work
  • To liaise with local agencies through referrals or joints initiatives and to enhance service provision
  • Network with other relevant agencies and service providers, sharing best practice and contributing to policy development

Latest News

Joint Statement by Civil Society on Homeless International Protection Applicants

Joint Statement by Civil Society on Homeless International Protection Applicants 29 May 2024 We are individuals and organisations working and volunteering across the spectrum of Irish civil society. We include representatives from the housing and homelessness sectors, law and medicine, human rights and civil liberties, volunteers from the local community and the community development sector. […]

KASI Encourages Continued Welcome of People Seeking Protection in Killarney

We are writing this letter in response to the ‘controversy’ regarding the 72 male IP applicants who are to be moved to Harmony Inn/King’s Court, Killarney.  As a local NGO supporting Asylum Seekers, Refugees and other Migrants, our slant on it is if another 100 or 1,000 people arrive in Killarney, we will continue to […]

KASI Summer Soccer/Football

KASI Summer Soccer/Football This summer, every Tuesday from 6-7pm, KASI is hosting a friendly, welcoming game of football for people of all fitness levels and backgrounds. All are welcome to the Killarney Celtic pitch every Tuesday – please get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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The amazing Citadel band visited Drishane Accommodation Centre in Millstreet last week, bringing their music, culture and talent from around the world 🎸🥁🌎Make sure to follow Citadel, world music from Kinsale Road to stay up to date on upcoming performances 🎙️🎶 ... See MoreSee Less
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📽️Beautiful video from 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨 Below is vital HSE Ireland health information for parents in the Roma Community on Measles and MMR 🏥🗣️If you know of any Czech, Romanian, Slovak or Bulgarian speaking people in the Roma Community who this information would be useful for, please share this post with them.ℹ️ Below are links to translated leaflets, immunisation schedules and a Measles information video with Romanian translations ℹ️🔗 www.hpsc.ie/publications/informationleafletsforthegeneralpublic/ 🔗 www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Apq4W2pS7g ... See MoreSee Less
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🆕Happening nowWe’re issuing a joint statement on homeless international protection applicants endorsed by 35 organisations at a press conference in Dublin.We call on government to:◼️Provide all people who are street homeless with safe and secure accommodation. ◼️In the interim, ensure the financial package of support meets the needs of people who are homeless. ◼️Conduct an audit on all state-owned land and property, including sites in more affluent areas.◼️Ensure communication with people experiencing homelessness is clear.◼️Give international protection applicants who are homeless the option of postponing their asylum interview.◼️Come up with an all-of-government response urgently. ◼️Reduce over-reliance on NGOs, homeless service providers and volunteers. ◼️Devise a communications plan to increase community understanding of international protection and our moral and legal obligations to people seeking protection.◼️Address growing areas of inequality in our society, such as in housing and health. Read full statement: lght.ly/d7ddn2 ... See MoreSee Less
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KASI is funded by

European Union Asylum, Migration and Immigration Fund
HSE (Health Service Executive)
Department of Rural and Community Development
Pobal - Government supporting Communities