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 […]
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 […]
I met Boris yesterday in the studio of Irish Radio International, where I am resuming my programme The New Rebels. Boris arrived in Ireland at the age of 15. He was unccompanied. He ran away from trouble in his country Rwanda. His dad who is also on the run paid a trafficker to bring Boris […]
I saw mrs Shields, The Lord Mayor of Cork on several at the multi cultural evening, organised by Tony and Cordelia Oseh and at Africa day. I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick interview with her on her last days in the Lord Mayor’s office/ The Lord Mayor reflected on […]
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 used to own a new media art gallery here. I enjoyed the experience, but one of the problems was that it was pretty cutting edge, and Cork and Kinsale were not really ready for this, on top of that we had the bad luck of starting a gallery when the recession hit, so needless to say, the […]
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.
I had the privilige to interview the very creative and very active Salim also known as Selector Slim. Salim is involved in the organisation of the Cork African Film Festival. Listen to the interview here: It is promising to be a fantastic event leading up to Africa Day on May 25th. The festival opens with […]