I have predicted it since the start of the pandemic, I have been on the 96 FM Opinion line several times with a warning. And now it has happened. The ultimate proof that Direct Provision is not keeping people safe: A very serious outbreak of COVID19 in the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre. “The manager on […]
Ms B has been in Ireland for 4 years and is feeling stressed and depressed. The hostel she is staying in is far away from town, there is nothing to do, it is very difficult. Her son goes to the local Gaelscoil.
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 […]
today is the International Day of the African child. We interviewed three people from South Africa, Rwanda and Zimbabwe.
Ibrahim is a Syrian refugee, he escaped his country in 2012, and has now been living in Ireland for 5 months. Ibrahim is preparing for a one act play in ‘No Borders’, a series of plays, poetry and musical acts in support of Island to Island, a charity run by Carmel Nic Airt, on Lesbos, […]
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 […]
Tinyiko Chauke started writing a blog, African Stories. I invited him to the studio to talk about this. I have known Tinyiko for a while now and I know he is a passionate follower of all things politics and a proud African. I also know that since his arrival here in Ireland 2 years ago, Tinyiko has […]
Tinyiko arrived in Ireland a year ago from South Africa. When Tinyiko arrived here it wasn’t easy for him. The cold weather came as a shock, he didn’t know anyone, he was homesick and became very ill as well. A lot has changed since then, and his perceptions have changed as well. First if all […]
Phindile is a young South African woman who arrived in Ireland in 2014. She is an asylum seeker. Phindile has a little son, aged nearly 2 who is the son of a non-South African man. He was rejected by her family because his father is not a South African native. Phindile feared xenophobia and decided […]
It can be very hard to settle in a new country, and there is very little help once you have been through the asylum system. But if you push it, and stay positive, it is often possible to settle down, integrate and have fun. René Perrin did just that. Unhappy with his life in Cameroon, René […]