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  • COIS TINE DRUMMING CIRCLE

    DRUMMING WITH THE WAVESThe photograph on the right shows some members of the Cois Tine Drumming Circle enjoying themselves on a day-trip to Garryvoe Beach on the 25th of June 2009.  The Drumming circle is now a year old and is made up of members who are ...
  • WORLD REFUGEE DAY MESSAGE

    MESSAGE FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2009 This is a time of enormous global uncertainty, but especially so for tens of millions of refugees and displaced people uprooted by conflict and persecution. They have lost not only their livelihoods and their homes, bu...
  • MIXED REACTIONS TO ANTI TRAFFICKING PLAN

    MIXED REACTIONS TO ANTI TRAFFICKING PLAN.The recently published National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking aimed to bring Ireland into line with its international obligations in the area has drawn mixed reactions. Many of the areas it seeks to cove...
  • CONGRATULATIONS

    CONGRATULATIONS - Cois Tine receives Community Award Cois Tine's work with immigrants has received official recognition. It was awarded first prize in Equality and Social Inclusion section of the 2009 Lord Mayors Community and Voluntary Awards ceremony ...
  • ARCHBISHOP IN ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING DRIVE

    SOUTH AFRICA: ARCHBISHOP IN ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING DRIVE Archbishop Lawrence Henry of Cape Town has written a letter to parishes to raise awareness among the faithful on the problem of human trafficking.  The archbishop described traffickign as “an evi...
  • AFRICA NEW CHURCH STUDY FINDS HUMAN TRAFFICKING GROWING

    AFRICA: NEW CHURCH STUDY FINDS HUMAN TRAFFICKING GROWINGHuman trafficking for the purpose of forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation is a growing problem in East Africa, the findings of a new study show.   The study, conducted by the Catholic...
  • POPE CALLS ON STATES TO ACT ON CRISIS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    POPE CALLS ON STATES TO ACT ON CRISIS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VATICAN, April 7, 2009  Pope Benedict has urged the European Union and African governments to find adequate measures of dealing with the problem of illegal migrants, many of who risk their live...
  • numbers of asylum seekers increases

    NUMBERS OF ASYLUM SEEKERS INCREASES Irish Times: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 APPLICATIONS FOR asylum in industrialised countries rose by 12 per cent last year, as greater numbers of Somalis and Afghans fled fighting in their homelands, according to a new...
  • STAYING IN TOUCH AT COIS TINE

    STAYING IN TOUCH AT COIS TINE Cois Tine now has eight Internet connected PC’s available to asylum seekers and refugees free of charge.  Setting up this facility began in January and was completed recently.  It was made possible by a grant received fr...
  • Catholic Body Appeals on Behalf of Migrants

    CATHOLIC BODY APPEALS ON BEHALF OF MIGRANTS GENEVA, January 27, 2009. Alarmed by tragedies suffered around the world by would-be migrants, the International Catholic Migration Commission ICMC) has called on governments, international institutions, civil ...
  • Integration groups are 'first victims' of cutbacks

    INTEGRATION GROUPS ARE ‘FIRST VICTIMS’ OF CUTBACKSThe Irish Times reports that the Chairwoman of the Government’s anti-racism strategy is “extremely concerned” that organisations working on social integration are among the first victims of spend...
  • NEW YEAR PARTY

    NEW YEAR PARTY The Cois Tine New Year Party on the 7th of January was attended by representatives from 35 nationalities.  As well as marking the New Year the event coincided with Orthodox Christian Christ...
  • ETHNIC TENSIONS ALERT AS IMMIGRANTS FIGHT FOR JOBS

    ETHNIC TENSIONS ALERT AS IMMIGRANTS FIGHT FOR JOBS – 29 Dec Irish Independent: ‘People project their anger on to ethnic groups when they see their friends, uncles and aunts losing their jobs.'  Read More ...
  • 100,000 WORKERS LEAVE IRELAND AS PRESSURE ON JOBS GROWS

    100,000 WORKERS LEAVE IRELAND AS PRESSURE ON JOBS GROWS - 29 DecThe Herald.ie reports that as many as 100,000 immigrants left Ireland during 2008 in an exodus that was three times worse than predicted.  Read more....
  • IMMIGRANT COUNCIL CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL

    IMMIGRANT COUNCIL CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL - 18 DecThe Irish Times reports that  the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) has today urged the Government to reverse its opposition to an independent appeals tribunal for immigration decisions. ...
  • MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS IN IRISH RESTAURAUNTS EARN LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE

    MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS IN IRISH RESTAURANTS EARN LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE - 17 DecemberThe Irish Times reports that more than half of immigrants working in Irish restaurants earn less than the minimum wage, according to a new report. A further 43 per cent w...
  • HUGE DECLINE IN IMMIGRANTS SEEKING WORK PERMITS

    HUGE DECLINE IN IMMIGRANTS SEEKING WORK PERMITS  - 16 DecemberThis article from the Irish Examiner not only gives information about the decline in requests for work permits but also additional information regarding the overall movement of migrants into ...
  • Gardai probe 200 attempts to traffick children in Ireland

    GARDA PROBE 200 ATTEMPTS TO TRAFFICK CHILDREN - Dec 15 The Independent.ie reports that almost 200 suspected attempts to traffic children into or out of the State have been investigated by gardai in the past year.  Read more ......
  • EU SAYS ASYLUM RULES HAVE TO CHANGE

    EU SAYS ASYLUM RULES HAVE TO CHANGE - Irish Examiner 4 Dec THE odds are stacked against asylum seekers who seek refuge in Europe and the rules must be changed, the European Commission has said. Children being detained in jails, families being kept ap...
  • Ten held in raids

    TEN HELD IN RAIDS ON SUSPECTED PROSTITUTION NETWORK - 4th Dec.The Irish Times reports that, "Gardai have discovered an organised crime gang suspected of bringing women from Africa, South America and eastern Europe into Ireland to work in an internet and b...