Finding Sanctuary in Cricket

We have recently started a cricket team at the Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre. Just like our world music band, Citadel, cricket is offering refuge to many of the residents of Direct provision Centres, and we want to spread the news. It all started quite innocently with one of the young Pakistani boys asking me if […]

The Success Story of Taoufik Hammami

I first interviewed Taoufik in 2013 for Irish Radio International on the market in Bishopstown. Since then, Taoufik had a remarkable journey to success. Taoufik is a Tunesian father of three who has been living in Ireland for the past 19 years. Since he came to Ireland, Taoufik worked for several different companies, but he had […]

Joan Walsh talks about Crossing Borders On The Terrace

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 […]

My Podcasting begins.

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 […]

The Tswana Man

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 […]