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  • Gov't must improve immigration system efficiency

    Government must improve immigration system efficiency in wake of Budget cuts: Immigrant Council - 17 Dec 2010A press release has been issued by the Immigrant Council of Ireland calling on the Government to move to end the inefficiencies in the immigration...
  • Cois Tine says Good Bye, Thank You and Go well

    Cois Tine says Good Bye, Thank You and Go well On Tuesday 15th of November Cois Tine staff, volunteers  and friends gathered to say farewell to Geraldine, Bose and Melinda and to present each of  them with a token of thanks.  They had worke...
  • Counselling Skills Course at Cois Tine

    Counselling Skills Course October saw the launch of our new sixteen week course in Practical Counselling Skills.  This is a new and exciting venture for Cois Tine and is being run in partnership with qualified and experienced counselling practiti...
  • The Light of Justice

    At the Official opening of the new SMA Justice and Peace Office in Wilton, Cork on Thursday 28th`of October Fr Bill Kennedy SMA lit a candle to symbolise the work of the Office which aims at establish peace through justice.   Commenting on the ...
  • Living on the edge: ‘trauma’ of asylum process adds to mental health problems

    Living on the edge: ‘trauma’ of asylum process adds to mental health problemsThe Irish Times - Monday, November 1, 2010 by  PAMELA DUNCANLiving in accommodation centres adversely affects the mental health of asylum seekers, isolates them from the...
  • Group criticises delay in Garda vetting process

    Group criticises delay in Garda vetting process for staff working in asylum seeker centres The Irish Times - Monday, November 1, 2010  by PAMELA DUNCANGARDA VETTING is not yet in place across the asylum system despite the fact that more than one-thi...
  • Ireland's direct-provision hostels like 'refugee camps

    Ireland's direct provision hostels like 'refugee camps' The Irish Times - Tuesday, October 26, 2010, JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs CorrespondentLIFE FOR asylum seekers living in direct provision centres in Ireland has come to mirror that found in refugee ca...
  • Reaction to immigration bill debate

    Reaction to Immigration Bill DebateAn article in the the Irish Times - Thursday, October 7, 2010 reflects the reactions of representative of the different politcial parties during the Dail debate on the new Immigration,Residence and Protection Bill. ...
  • New Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill debated in Dail Eireann

    New Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill debated in Dail EireannThe controversial Immigration Bill was debated in the Dail yesterday (6th October).  Live web coverage of the Debate via RTE showed about ten TD’s present in the Chamber while La...
  • Call for Independent Asylum Appeals Tribunal

    CALL FOR INDEPENDENT ASYLUM APPEALS TRIBUNAL - Tuesday October 5, 2010.The Immigrant Council of Ireland has appealed to  the Government to honour its Programme for Government commitment to justice for migrants. If the Government were to honour its lo...
  • Concerns expressed regarding Ireland's new Immigration Bill

    Concerns expressed regarding Ireland's new Immigration Bill Sunday October 3, 2010. Costly court challenges are inevitable if Government persists with move to allow summary deportations: Immigrant Council of Ireland. ...
  • Opening of the Cois Tine Charity Shop 115 Shandon St. Cork

     OPENING OF THE COIS TINE CHARITY SHOP 115 Shandon St. Cork In a ceremony that included prayers and blessings from both the Christian and Muslim traditions the Cois Tine Charity Shop was officially opened on the 8th of September.   Fr Fachtna O...
  • Snail-paced Bureaucracy Spits on Peoples Dignity

    SNAIL-PACED BUREAUCRACY SPITS ON PEOPLES DIGNITY6 September 2010:  In a hard hitting article Emer O Kelly is critical of the Direct Provision Accommodation system for Asylum Seekers.  This well written article both reflects and sums up views tha...
  • I'm usually the good guy

     I'm usually the good guy . . . now I'm hiding out and putting friends at risk'31st August 2010:  Jamie Smyth writing in the Irish Times reports on the case of Bola Adeniran a 16-year-old student present in Ireland since 2005. He and his mother ...
  • Over 2,000 attemd Cork City's first Diversity Day event

    OVER 2,000 ATTEND CORK CITY'S FIRST DIVERSITY DAY EVENT The event organised by the Cork City Integration Forum of which Cois Tine is a member took place in a city centre park on Saturday 28th of August. During a speech to mark the occasion the Lord Mayor...
  • Cois Tine Summer Party 2010

    COIS TINE’S ANNUAL SUMMER PARTYOn Sunday the 8th of August Cois Tine celebrated its fourth Summer Party.  In glorious sunshine over 250 adults and many more children, representing twenty seven nationalities, came to enjoy an entertaining afternoon ...
  • Number of Asylum Applications Continues to Decline

    NUMBER OF ASYLUM APPLICATIONS CONTINUES TO DECLINEIn the year to the end of June 2010 a total of 1,036 people applied for asylum in Ireland – the lowest number in fourteen years.   The Top Countries of Origin of new asylum applicants in 2010, ...
  • A third in asylum centres are children

    A THIRD IN ASYLUM CENTRES ARE CHILDREN02 Aug. 2010, Irish Examiner:  One third of people now living in state-run centres for asylum seekers are children – many of whom have been born into the system, figures from the Reception and Integration Age...
  • Signs of hope for long term asylum seekers

    SIGNS OF HOPE FOR LONG TERM ASYLUM SEEKERS  31 Aug 2010The Department of  Jusice  will conduct a major review during August to go through cases over 5 years old with an emphasis on people in  Direct Provision Accommodation Centres.&nbs...
  • EU needs to open up to economic potential of immigrants

    EU needs to open up to economic potential of immigrants26 July: Irish Examiner:  This article by Ann Cahill, European Correspondent, takes a long term view of the role of migrants in Ireland and the EU. Read More ...