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).
Africa day is celebrated around the world May 25th, the day the Organisation of African Unity was formed in Adis Ababa in 1963, in 2001 the African Union was formed. Cork has been celebrating Africa day every year, but this year it aims to be bigger and better. All the African communities of Cork have […]
I was kindly asked to speak about my work on The New Rebels and this blog for world Social work day in Cork. I will get 10 minutes to speak. Here is the theme: Societies Thrive when the dignity and rights of all peoples are respected. So now aI am wondering how to approach it and […]
I received an email from one of my followers. He tells the story of exploitation he suffered while here in Ireland. Here is the email: I paid my employer 1,000 euro to secure my work permit, as I did with my previous employers in Ireland, this money was deducted from my wages. When I got […]
Foreign students in Ireland are facing serious financial distress. They have been told all the nice stories about this country, and have chosen to come here with the promise that it would take them two to three weeks to find a job to sustain themselves. How can any country where young people emigrate every day […]
My life had become quite ordinary. I was busy driving kids to school, getting my radio shows ready, cooking and cleaning, ( well, not so much of the latter) and feeling very bored and quite lonely as a single mum. I was on my own in this little country of Ireland. I had my […]
While I had my programme on Irish Radio International, I did the following interview with a Nigerian lady who lives close by. She had been telling me shocking stories of teens throwing stones at her house, and even petrol bombs. She kindly agreed to give me an interview, This interview was shared on various anti […]
I became close friends with a South African student not so long ago. He came to Ireland full of enthusiasm, to study economics, his second degree, he has an honours degree in maths already. He will return home in three years time. He told me that in Africa people look at Europe as paradise, the […]