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Journeys – A new primary school teaching resource

Journeys – A new primary school teaching resource

Journeys is a new education resource for primary school teachers with an interest in teaching children about migration, refugee protection and migrant rights. Doras Luimní contributed to this resource as co-authors, in partnership with the DICE project and the Curriculum Development Unit in Mary Immaculate College. Activities in the resource

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Seminar on Arts participation among young refugees

A symposium exploring arts participation of young refugees and asylum seekers will be taking place in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on 31st May 2017. Speakers include: Laura Hassler (Musicians Without Borders), Prof Helen Phelan (UL), Dr Charlotte McIvor (NUI Galway), Seán Love (Fighting Words), Dr Rachel Hoare (TCD), Tadhg Crowley (The Glucksman

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Africa Day 2017

Preparations are underway for Africa Day 2017 in Limerick. This year there will be several events throughout the city & county celebrating diversity and culture in all its forms. Date: 22nd to 28th May 2017   Key events include: Monday 22nd May: Official Opening in Limerick City Hall. Wednesday 24th May:

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Latest Bulletin

Read our latest Bulletin for updates on our work, related sector news and forthcoming events. This issue of the Bulletin includes updates on refugee resettlement work in Wexford and Limerick; new mentoring project; the Ombudsman complaints procedure; Africa Day and fundraising events for families living in Direct Provision and ENAR Ireland.

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Vacancy: Refugee Resettlement

The Refugee Resettlement Support Worker (35 hours per week) will work to support recently arrived refugees from Syria to Limerick city and Newcastle West. The role will involve supporting refugees on a daily basis to access services appropriately, and building capacity both in the new arrivals and in the receiving community as

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National Week of Action Against Hate Crime

From 19th to 25th March 2017, we are marking National Week of Action Against Hate Crime, along with our partners and members of ENAR Ireland, by calling on the Government to introduce hate crime legislation. Ireland is one of the only EU countries that does not legislate for hate crime.

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Cultural Exchange & Mentoring Project

Doras Luimní are seeking to recruit a group of volunteer mentors – of all ages, interests and backgrounds – to take part in our Cultural Exchange & Mentoring project with refugees, asylum seekers and the wider migrant community in Limerick. Volunteers will meet with the project participants three times per

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Progress of McMahon report recommendations

On 27th February 2017, Minister Frances Fitzgerald published a second progress report on the implementation of the recommendations outlined in the McMahon report (output from the Working Group on Direct Provision & Supports to Asylum Seekers, see below). The Minister claims that 92% of the recommendations are now fully or

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