Archive for

February 2019

More than 1,600 people died in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the months up to September 2018.

DATE : February 22, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Sir, – Ireland is failing in its responsibility to migrants seeking asylum in European countries. More than 1,600 people died in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the months up to September 2018. There is little evidence that European ministers for justice, including Charlie Flanagan, have done much to ensure the safety […]

READ MORE

Conversations With Volunteers. Ewnetu Ermias

DATE : February 20, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Over the next few months, Comhlámh’s information and support officer Ruth Powell will have a number of conversations with volunteers about their unique experiences of international volunteering.  First up, a conversation with Ewnetu Ermias who is currently volunteering at Salale University in Fitche, central Ethiopia. What is your name? My name is Ewnetu Ermias.  I […]

READ MORE

E-tick: A new project on ethical communications for young volunteers

DATE : February 20, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Communicating Volunteering Comhlámh is happy to announce the start of a new Erasmus+ funded project that will focus on the complex and frequently contentious topic of how volunteers communicate about their international placements and experiences in the Global South.  Using global education methodologies, the project will support volunteers to develop skills around critical self-reflection and […]

READ MORE

Irish Primary School Children Strike For Climate Action

DATE : February 13, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

School children mobilised across several schools on Dublin for a demonstration outside the Dail. It was part of the first primary school strikes highlighting the lack of government action on Climate Change. The call for a strike by school children around climate action arose from the the 6th year class taught by Jenny Stanley at […]

READ MORE

Testimonies from Asylum Seekers and others about the Direct Provision System in Ireland.

DATE : February 11, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Video posted by the Say No to Direct Provision in Ireland Facebook page

READ MORE

UK Government releases studies on siting GDF nuclear waste dumps in Northern Ireland

DATE : February 5, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The UK government has published recently details on its ongoing investigations into siting nuclear waste dumps in Northern Ireland. In it’s examination, published online on the 19th December, Northern Ireland is divided up into 4 sub regions. The website states that in Sub-region 2 pictured above Our work shows that we may find a suitable […]

READ MORE

Recent Comments