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  • Seeking Asylum in Cork

    SEEKING ASYLUM - in Cork22 July:  An article by Peter Tobin of the Cork Independent about life in the asylum process and living at the Kinsale Road Accommodtion Centre.   This article features the case of Olawunmi Oloyede, pictured here, who is ...
  • African Women's Group Celebrate a Job Well Done

    AFRICAN WOMEN’S GROUP CELEBRATE A JOB WELL DONE The Cork African Women’s Group based at Cois Tine said farewell to Sr Mairead Fitzpatrick on the occasion of her retirement from the day to day running of Cois Tine, a task that she has been involved wit...
  • Justice ministers discuss plans to modify EU asylum law

    Justice ministers discuss plans to modify EU asylum law15 July:  The Irish Times reports on today's meeting of Justice Ministers that will in affect standardize asylum law across EU states and which it is claimed will provide higer standards of prote...
  • INNOVATIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT COIS TINE

     INNOVATIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME AT COIS TINEAn idea first discussed more than a year ago is finally bearing fruit at Cois Tine. Conversations with members of the Somali Community regarding the barriers to integration identified a number of issues.&nbs...
  • Moving Asylum Seekers

    ACADEMICS PROTEST AGAINST THE MOVING OF ASYLUM SEEKERS9 July:  In a letter to the Irish Times academics protest at the Government’s decision to transfer 111 asylum-seekers from Mosney to hostel accommodation in Dublin and elsewhere. Read more....
  • New Immigration Bill published

    NEW IMMIGRATION BILL PUBLISHEDFri: 2 July.  The Government has just published a new version of an immigration bill first published,in 2008. Speaking in the Dail Dermot Ahern, The Minister of Justice said: "It essentially retains the structures and ob...
  • Failure on Asylum Law Shameful

    IRISH GOVERNMENT FAILURE ON ASYLYM LAW "SHAMEFUL" Friday June 25 2010 An article written by Dearbhail McDonald Legal Editor for the Irish Independent reports that the Government is being referred to the European Court of Justice over its failure to enact ...
  • IRELAND - Asylum rate near lowest in Europe

    IRELAND'S ASYLUM RATE NEAR LOWEST IN EUROPEMonday, June 21, 2010:   An article in the Irish Examiner reports that asylum seekers are less likely to be granted refugee status or other form of protection in Ireland than almost anywhere else in Europe, acc...
  • EU states granted protection to 78 800 asylum seekers in 2009

    EU GRANTED PROTECTION TO 78 800 ASYLUM SEEKERS IN 2009: Fri 18 JuneThe 27 member states of the European Union granted protection to 78,800 asylum seekers in 2009, a total of 3700 more than the previous years, according to EU figures released ahead of Wo...
  • WORLD REFUGEE DAY 20 JUNE 2010

    On June 20th, Cois Tine, which is and outreach project of the Society of African Missions (SMA) will join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the international community in marking World Refugee Day. ...
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN IRELAND

    HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN IRELANDAn editorial in the Irish Time on the 14th of June 2010 gives an update on this topic and on the implementation of the Human trafficking Act of 2008.  Read more ...
  • PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

    PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT - a challenge for all humankindReflection for World Environmental Day 5th June 2010 God the Creator made all things good (Gn 1); and gave the earth to us humans to cultivate and take care of as stewards (Gn 2:15). Commemora...
  • MINISTER RULES OUT GRANTING ASYLUM SEEKERS THE RIGHT TO WORK

    ASYLUM SEEKERS REFUSED THE RIGHT TO WORKThe Minister for Justice, Dermot Aherne, has rejected both calls for granting asylum seekers the right to work and for reforming the Direct Provision Accommodation system.  This announcement was made while the mini...
  • NIGERIA Super Eagles

    .NIGERIA – Super Eagles are ready for South Africa  2010 .   Drawn in Group B with Argentina, Greece and Korea it is a tricky group for Nigeria and certainly not a pushover.  But with players like Nwankwu Kanu, John Obi Mikel and many other to...
  • RSA

    REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA – a Winning Team 16 June: South Africa 0 - Uruguay 3 11 June: South Africa 1 - Mexico 1 In addition to being the first nation to host a World Cup tournament on the African continent, South Africa has been drawn in...
  • WORLD CUP

    WORLD CUP 2010 IN AFRICA Typically media coverage of Africa creates the image of a continent in crisis. Yes, there are negatives, and injustices, but there is also much to celebrate. The World Cup 2010 is an ideal opportunity to highlight a view ...
  • GOVERNMENT MUST REVIEW POLICY OF DIRECT PROVISION FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

    GOVERNMENT MUST REVIEW POLICY OF DIRECT PROVISION FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS The statement below echoes calls already made by Cois Tine and many NGO's working with immigrants in Ireland. Staement by Joe Costello TD Labour Party Spokesperson on Human Rights Sun...
  • EUROPEAN UNION AND IRISH RESPONSE TO ASYLYM SEEKERS

    EUROPEAN UNION AND IRISH RESPONSE TO ASYLYM SEEKERSMay 2010:  Over 260,000 asylum seekers registered in EU nations last year (2009), with the highest number in France and the applicants coming notably from Afghanistan, Russia, Somalia and Iraq. The total...
  • BISHOPS EXPRESS CONCERN FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

    IRISH BISHOPS EXPRESS CONCERN FOR ASYLUM SEEKERSA Press Release issued by the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference following its Spring 2010 General Meeting expresses concern for migrants and asylum seekers. ...
  • INTERFAITH EVENT FOLLOW UP

    INTERFAITH EVENT Follow up- what next?A meeting following-up on the January 2010 interfaith Event took place at Cois Tine on 18/3/2010. It began with the showing of a DVD of the occasion and was followed by a discussion that centred on two areas. Firstl...