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  • NEW IMMIGRATION AND RESIDENCE BILL 2008

    The long awaited Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2008, was published on 29 Jan '08.  Many of the concerns raised by Churches & NGOs in response to the first draft of the Bill have not been addressed.  As a result there is much concern that ...
  • OVERVIEW OF 2007

    In 2007 a total of 3,985 new applications for asylum were made in Ireland. This is the lowest figure for ten years.   The five top countries of origin were as follows: Nigeria: 26%; Iraq: 7%; China: 7%; Pakistan: 5%; Georgia: 4%. In the same period 3...
  • Cois Tinewood!!

    Well not quite Hollywood but it was a close as we are going to get. On the 4th of September part of Cois Tine’s premises in Pope’s Quay was transformed into a filmset.   Close Watch Films began the first day of production for the “Point of Depart...
  • FAMILY REUNIFICATION A THORNY ISSUE

    In an article published in the Irish Times Catherine Kenny of the Refugee Information Service, claimed that processing times for reunification were now "in excess of 30 months on average.  These delays would appear to be as a result of lack of staff w...
  • GETTING ON - FROM MIGRATION TO INTEGRATION

    New Immigrant Council of Ireland research details integration experiences of Chinese, Indian, Lithuanian and Nigerian migrants in Ireland. New research conducted for the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) has drawn a clear link between uncertainty over t...
  • Cois Tine Summer Party

    The Annual Cois Tine Summer Party took place in our premises on Sunday 12th of August.  Over 200 people attended and twenty seven nationalities were represented.  Making the event even more cosmopolitan was the international flavour of food from India,...
  • INTERCULTURAL AND ANTI RACISM WEEK

    This year 'Intercultural and Anti Racism Week' will take place from the 7-14th April 2008. The theme this year is 'Education', focussing on all aspects of both formal and non-formal education. The National Consultative Committee on Racism and Intercul...
  • UNHCR calls for changes in Immigration Bill

    Immigration Bill should be changed, says UN refugee body THE UNHCR is seeking substantial amendment of the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill currently before the Oireachtas. Read more ...
  • I have before me a remarkable document given to me by a young lady from Rwanda

     A drama about what happens when different cultures meet. This play written by Sonja Linden and first performed by the Ice Theatre, New York would certainly  be a contender if there was a prize for the play with the longest title.  The play, situated...
  • WORLD HEALTH DAY

    WORLD HEALTH DAY APRIL 7th 2008 -protecting health from climate change Each year on April 7th, the world celebrates World Health Day.  Cois Tine supports the right to medicines for all particularly the availability and affordability of good quality medi...
  • Photography Competition

      Theme:  “The new multicultural Ireland”. All you need is a camera and a good eye.  First prize is €800 and the runner up prize is €400.  The competition will be judged on how well a photograph captures the spirit of the theme so a high le...
  • VICTIMS OF FORCED LABOUR TRAFFICKING STILL FALLING THROUGH THE NET

    Press Release  6th June 2008  The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) welcomes the criminalisation of trafficking in the new Criminal Law Trafficking in Persons Act 2008, which comes into effect tomorrow, however MRCI is concerned that it will make l...
  • Programme of activities in October

    October will be a very busy month for us.  Cois Tine will organise or be involved in activities ranging from a Multicultural Festival of Peoples, a Photography Competition, the Common Ground Exhibition,  a Drama as well as Parish based Liturgies and e...
  • HUMANE RESPONSE NEEDED FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

    Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Calls on Minister Dermot Ahern to advocate for fair, practical solutions including regularisation. Read more...
  • British and Irish Governments in illegal immigrant crackdown

    On the 24 of July the Times Newspaper reports that formal border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be introduced to prevent the movement of illegal immigrants to and from Britain, according to proposals published by the two...
  • EU OVERTURNS IRISH RESIDENCY LAWS

    Irish laws restricting residency rights for non-EU nationals who marry EU citizens have been outlawed by European judges....
  • Pope Calls for Action on ‘Migration Emergency’

    VATICAN, September 2, 2008 -Days after would-be illegal immigrants from Africa perished off the coast of Malta, Pope Benedict XVI said migration has become a global emergency that demands solidarity and effective political solutions. The death of the...