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, […]
Christian is from Congo-Brazaville,he has been asylum seeker in Ireland since 2012. Lucky is a South African, he was living in direct provision for the last 4 years and has now been moved to Dublin. I interviewed them during me The New Rebels show on Irish Radio International, with Irish elections in mind and also […]
Pamela moved to Ireland with her husband in 2009. She has 3 sons, who are all grown up and stay in the USA. The couple lives in the beautiful Union Hall in West-Cork, far away from cities and therefore also far away from the rat race. Union hall is surprisingly cosmopolitan. Most of pmaela’s local […]
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 […]
Joan Walsh runs the succesful company Partnership International, a company that arranges and manages internships, trade delegations, technical visits, language courses, study visits, summer camps and Au Pair Programmes in Ireland, Europe and more recently in the US and China. Joan also volunteers as the coordinator of Crossing Borders on the Terrace, a European Integration Project organised […]
So far I have been talking to migrants of different backgrounds, Americans, Polish, Nigerian, Tanzanian; all the people I spoke to are living and working in Irish society. Today I talked to Lucky Khambule, a South African citizen who is seeking asylum in Ireland and is currently living in the Direct Provision System. Lucky talks about […]
It’s always a pleasure to meet positive, inspiring people. Cordelia and Tony, a lovely couple and parents of 4 children from Cork are just that. I met them in the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon to talk about their upcoming event, the Multi Cultural night which will take place in Togher’s St Finbarr’s nationa football […]
I met Kasia Nita a year ago at the Multicultural night organised by Toney and Cordelia Oseh. We had a great time there and I met up with Kasia several times after that.
Kasia lives in the beautiful town of Crosshaven with her daughter.
This is my first podcasting post. I am planning to put up at least one podcast a week. To start with I am publishing a podcast I made last year for my radio programme. This is an interview with Julian Van Wyk, a South African who moved to Ireladn a year ago to study at […]