I feel like I keep doing the Way of the Cross in a country where I thought I would find protection and refuge for myself and my family. I am a father, I left my children behind, I am incapable of saving them and I am not even sure if I will ever be able to.
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 […]
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, […]
I am Roos Demol, living in Ireland since 1998. I started a radio rogramme on Irish Radio International, called The New Rebels, where I invite new Irish to the studio to share their stories with us. They can be artists, musicians, or just people with a good story to tell. This is a blog about […]
well written! I have had enough of the continuous argument that asylum seekers are better treated than the homeless, or that Ireland shouldn’t accept refugees because of its homelessness problem
African women have lived a life of submission and servitude for decades. Like their peers in other continents they have endured playing second fiddle to their male counterparts. Their role has alwa… Source: THE POSITION OF WOMEN IN AFRICA
Single, middle aged, female and foreign This must be the worst combination one can imagine. I have been singled by my husband nearly 4 years ago. And it’s been a roller coaster. From the shock of the separation to the disastrous reaction of my children through to total loneliness and despair, passing by some moments of […]