Right To Work or Right To Exploit?

Ireland has recently signed up to the EU directive on the asylum process. We are looking at  asylum seekers being granted the right to work. In November 2017 the asylum seekers across Ireland got quite excited when they learned about the goverment’s plan to grant those who were not yet refused refugee status, and were […]

Christian and Lucky talk about Direct provision, what social workers can do for asylum seekers, and the questions they’d like to ask politicians

Christian is from Congo-Brazaville,he has been asylum seeker in Ireland since 2012. Lucky is a South African, he was living in direct provision for the last 4 years and has now been moved to Dublin. I interviewed them during me The New Rebels show on Irish Radio International, with Irish elections in mind and also […]

The Fringes of Irish Society

( This was copied from my blog Vlaming in Ierland/Fleming in Ireland) Imagine running away from home for fear of being bombed, tortured or killed. Imagine running away as fast as you can, your heart pounding, hearing your torturers run right behind you, coming closer and closer. Suddenly you see a beautiful house, full of […]