The International Protection Office (IPO) interview will produce one of the following three results:
- Refugee status granted
- Refugee status refused, Subsidiary protection granted
- Refugee status refused, Subsidiary protection refused
In the second two cases it’s possible to make an appeal against the decision to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT). If you do not have legal representation already you should get it immediately.
The Refugee Legal Service (RLS) is a law centre established by the Legal Aid Board to provide confidential and independent legal services to persons applying for asylum in Ireland. Legal aid and advice is also provided, in appropriate cases, on immigration and deportation matters.
Refugee Legal Services provides a confidential service to all persons who contact it. It is also possible to employ private lawyers who specialise in refugee and immigration issues.