My question is now, don’t you think that it is time to support people like myself, the social entrepreneurs of this country, the ones who establish the social enterprises you so like to celebrate. Are we martyrs, or are we valuable entrepreneurs who provide services that are badly needed, but of which the state had no idea they were needed or how to implement them.
So over the years, I got to know a lot of people, mostly in Cork, but further afield as well. And what I noticed, once the right to work was there, was the serious challenges in finding work for people seeking international protection, but also finding the work they were qualified for.
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 […]
Before this interview I had never heard of reproductive abuse. But Ini told me her harrowing story. Ini comes from Nigeria. She met her husband at a very young age. ini was forced to come to Ireland by her husband. She was trafficked to Ireland while she was pregnant. Arriving here on her own, not […]
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 […]
( This was copied from my blog Vlaming in Ierland/Fleming in Ireland) Imagine running away from home for fear of being bombed, tortured or killed. Imagine running away as fast as you can, your heart pounding, hearing your torturers run right behind you, coming closer and closer. Suddenly you see a beautiful house, full of […]