SAVE THE DATE!!!! IDEC 2016 conference

Diversity in Education –  Raising the Bar: Ireland’s Untapped Potential Cois na hAbhna, Ennis, Co Clare Thursday December 8th 2016 10am sharp to 3pm. Registration from 9.30am Through roundtable discussions, workshops, the conference will: Illustrate the importance of diversity in the Irish education system Showcase models of educational approaches and outcomes Highlight the challenges faced,…

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Report from the Immigrant Council of Ireland

With over 12-years experience the Immigrant Council of Ireland is the leading voice in securing improved rights and protections which benefit Irish citizens, migrants and their families.   On Monday 22nd February 2016 The Immigrant Council of Ireland proudly hosted a conference on ‘Islamophobia in Dublin’ during which the result of research undertaken by Dr James…

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Wezesha launch of a report “Champions of Transformation”

Who are the Africans in Ireland? What are their skills, talents and expertise? “Champions of Transformation” is a report from a research carried by Wezesha that captures the situation of the African Diaspora in Ireland. The report is within the framework and complements the Decade for People of the African Descent (2015-2024), the Global Sustainable…

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‘SCHOOL IN A BOX’

School in a Box (SIAB) is a community digital engagement project developed by the Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire, Ireland (www.iadt.ie). IADT has over a decade of experience working with Irish teachers in supporting and facilitating the use of film and digital technologies to enhance learning in the classroom (www.fis.ie), and…

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IRELAND’S POLES: ‘ROOTED IN IRISH SOIL’

The tens of thousands of young people coming here from Poland since 2004 to seek work and new horizons have settled into Irish society. But they still face plenty of obstacles. Nine years ago Agnieszka Grochola landed at Shannon Airport with a suitcase, €200 in cash and a plan that seemed at once exhilarating and…

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Rita Kilroy’s Interview with Paddy McDonagh

Paddy McDonagh, a member of the Travelling Community, talks to Rita Kilroy of the Clare Women’s Centre about his journey through 2nd and 3rd level education, to his current role as a teacher in Youthreach

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This is not a ‘migrant crisis’ – it’s a crisis of inequality and war

The media  is wrong to characterize the issues surrounding the thousands of people attempting to travel into Europe as a ‘migrant crisis’, according to a briefing released today by campaign group Global Justice Now. Instead, attention should be drawn to the multiple crises that are forcing people to move. Read more

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New to the Parish: ‘I can’t work and I can’t go to a proper university’

Bernard Kudakwashe Matanire slept through his alarm on the morning of his visit to Áras an Uachtaráin. He was so late for the bus to Dublin he didn’t have time to figure out what he should wear for the meeting with President Michael D Higgins.  

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HOMELESSNESS CRISIS: ‘I WAS STANDING OUTSIDE MY HOME, CRYING. IT REALLY DID BREAK ME WHEN I HAD TO LEAVE IT’

It is the greatest crisis to hit the country since the banking crash and the homeless statistics speak for themselves. But it is the heart-breaking stories behind the shameful facts and figures that tell us most writes Kim Bielenberg  

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PROMO FOR FILM ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DISCUSS MENTAL HEALTH GOES VIRAL

A trailer promoting a mental health documentary being made by college students has been viewed 200,000 times online.  The students, Ed Maclulevicius, Cathal Murphy, Billy Twohig, and Amy O’Regan say they have been “blown away” by the support their Our Mental Health project is receiving.  Mental health campaigner, Bressie, has applauded the project, which is…

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