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Over the past several years the topic of asylum and immigration has grown, and has become an important topic of conversation.  There are multiple opinions on the subject, a vast amount of these can be based on misinformation and ignorance.  As was found during initial research into the topic of international protection, there was no clear information on the asylum system and the process that individuals must go through to seek asylum within Ireland. We felt there was a need to research and explain this process.  It was also important to gather public opinion on the subject and discover where people gathered their information and their feelings towards the asylum system.


It is well established that there is a lot of misinformation regarding asylum seekers.  Deegan (2002) states that the issue was the misunderstanding that all non-nationals may be labelled as asylum seekers. It is expressed by Coogan (2014) that this misinformation does nothing to add any discourse to the subject of asylum.  It is this that this project is looking to investigate. By researching the asylum system and the process involved, it will allow us a better understanding. 

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Research Question

An investigation into the international protection process

A study into the international protection process with Ireland; understanding the application from first step to last.  Investigating and exploring public knowledge regarding the asylum process.  Researching basic basic facts, statistics and information surrounding asylum.  Understanding each step of the process that an applicant must go through to apply for refugee status.


The aim for this project is to inform the public about the asylum seeker process, from when the migrant enters the country and first applies for asylum, until the final decision has been made. This shall be done using videos, infographics and supported by stories from people within the system.

The objectives were to study and research the asylum process. Through Interviews and record people in the asylum process.  To conduct a survey to gather people's opinions on the asylum system. To present this information through a variety of mediums on a parallax, interactive webpage.  To engage users by allowing them to interact with the information on screen.

The desired outcome of this project is to give users a clear and informed understanding of the asylum system and the entire process from beginning to outcome.  But, to also present it in a style that is creative and interesting for the end user

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