In the late 1990s and early 2000s I was the CEO of Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre. Below is a link to a chapter in a book which was edited by Dr. Jacqui O’Riordan and Mr. Mike FitzGibbon and published in 2020. Congratulations to them on their superb work and ongoing commitment to campaigning for the rights of asylum seekers and refugees over decades. My own chapter is below and has some personal reflections on my time working at Nasc and beyond.
Cotter, G., 2020. Beyond Ribbon Cutting: A Personal Reflection, in: O’Riordan, J., FitzGibbon, M. (Eds.), Direct Provision: Asylum, The Academy and Activism. Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, New York.
Chapter: 9 Beyond Ribbon Cutting: A Personal Refection