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.
They had been fighting for it for many years, and on June 27th this year, the announcement finally came. Asylum seekers in Ireland will be allowed to access the labour market without restrictions, apart from the obvious ones, like the civil servant jobs, or the gardaí. Everybody was delighted. At last! Fathers would be able […]
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.
The children who are missing him,
far away, unhappy and alone
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).
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 […]
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 […]