The day before tomorrow

I have no wealth, not even any possessions to give away. But I think I have taught my children what it means to love. I do think, although I am left with very little, that my children are proud of me, of how I have stood up for what I believe in, and how I have touched the world around me.

Recruit Refugees Ireland, how it came to be.

So over the years, I got to know a lot of people, mostly in Cork, but further afield as well. And what I noticed, once the right to work was there, was the serious challenges in finding work for people seeking international protection, but also finding the work they were qualified for.

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 […]

My Horrible Experience of Meeting a Social Welfare Inspector in Ireland.

Of course, I do understand why an inspection could be necessary, especially since I noticed that in the social welfare office and the community office every document you produce is considered to be fake, and everything you say is considered a lie, even my birth certificate was looked at with suspicion. ( I had to point out to the lady in the SWO that ‘September’ in Dutch means ‘September’ in English. I keep forgetting that Anglophones find understanding other languages very difficult).