Spirasi Message to Clients



Launch of Befriending Research Report

On 7th September in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, Dr Rachel Hoare presented the findings and recommendations of her research which evaluated the experiences of befriendees and befrienders of the Spirasi Befriending Programme. Our sincere thanks to Rachel, to all the research participants and to the Irish Research Council for their funding.

UN International Day 2022 in Support of Victims of Torture

Spirasi's online event on Saturday 25th June, at 10am will mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
We will be joined by Professor Renos Papadopoulos,  Dr. Rachel Hoare, and two representatives from Spirasi's befriending support service.

LGBTQ+ Support Group In-person Meeting

The LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group toured the streets of Dublin, being the first in-person meeting for the group since before the COVID-19 pandemic.


Fun and Creativity in Trinity College

An update on the collaborative research project with Trinity College focused on our befriending service


Gay Community News (GCN) featuring Spirasi

Gay Community News (GCN) featuring Spirasi in their April-May 2022 Edition, highlighting the LGBTQ+ Inclusion Project, the befriending programme and recruiting for LGBTQ+ Befrienders.


Spirasi’s Befriending Programme to benefit from research partnership with Trinity College funded by the Irish Research Council

Announcement of research grant awarded to Trinity College by the Irish Research Council to fund research into Spirasi’s Befriending Programme


Letter on Afghanistan Humanitarian Response

Ireland’s National Centre for Victims of Torture, Spirasi, has issued a letter to An Taoiseach and senior government ministers calling for Ireland to lead in its response to the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan.


International UN Day 2021

This year Spirasi, Centre for Care of Survivors of Torture, will host an online event to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and the Graduation of our English Language (ESOL) students.


Spirasi Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

Marking National Volunteer Week – May 17th – May 23rd 2021

Acknowledging with gratitude the work of our volunteer befrienders



Easter Eggstravaganza for Spirasi

Details of a very generous Easter Egg Donation by Blackrock College



International UN Day 2020

In this video piece - BBC News Arabic investigates cases of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain. Spirasi provided an assessment and medical legal report for the human rights defender.


Spirasi - Covid 19 Resources

Please find some useful resources and guidance,  that may be of use to staff, clients and students of Spirasi during this time.


Message for Healthcare & Nursing Home Workers in Direct Provision

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Spirasi - Covid 19 Service Update

Spirasi Updates relating to Covid.  We will continue to update you via our website and on social media on further developments.


Visit to Áras an Uachtaráin

President and Sabina Higgins hosted a reception to mark the 20th Anniversary of Spirasi. The event was attended by both staff and clients.


Spirasi Student  Graduation 2019

On June 20th 2019, St Marys College Rathmines kindly hosted the Spirasi Student Graduations for this academic year.


UN International Day 2019

Spirasi celebrates the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 2019,
kindly hosted by A&L Goodbody.