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November 2019

Fracking, Neocolonialism and International Resistance

DATE : November 28, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Fracking, Neocolonialism and International Resistance Fracking gas has been banned in Ireland. So why is the government driving through plans to build a fracked gas refinery plant in Shannon?  What does this mean for communities still fighting to defeat fracking in their communities and country?  And what does that international resistance look like? These are […]

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Comhlámh Drivetime interview calls for an end to volunteering in orphanages

DATE : November 26, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh Drivetime interview calls for an end to volunteering in orphanages

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Focus Podcast: The Cambodia-Ireland Changemaker Network

DATE : November 18, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Focus Podcast: The Cambodia-Ireland Changemaker Network Focus dropped into Donabate-Portrane Educate Together National School (DPETNS) and PEPY  Empowering Youth during an exchange visit to speak about the work of the  Cambodia Ireland Changemaker Network. The network  has developed from 2013, when four young Irish teachers from Dublin travelled to Cambodia seeking to establish an educational […]

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Frontline Witness: Refugee Search & Rescue in the Mediterranean

DATE : November 14, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Live recording of

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Umbrella Foundation Ball

DATE : November 7, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Umbrella Foundation Ball Our collegues at The Umbrella Foundation are holding a fundraising ball to assist with their organisation transistion as it phases out its work in Nepal. Heres Umbrella in their own words: Umbrella will phase out its work in Nepal, having succeeded in our original mission of supporting 411 vulnerable children, Umbrella will […]

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VIDEO: Heineken in Africa : #FirstWeds Conversation with Olivier van Beemen

DATE : November 7, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

VIDEO: Heineken in Africa : #FirstWeds Conversation with Olivier van Beemen For our November #FirstWeds we were delighted to have Investigative journalist Olivier van Beemen to talked to Patrick Marren from the Department of International Development at Maynooth University, about his book “Heineken in Africa” For Heineken, ‘rising Africa’ is already a reality: the profits […]

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Search and Rescue activists drop into Comhlámh ahead of Frontline Witness event.

DATE : November 6, 2019 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Search and Rescue activists drop into Comhlámh ahead of Frontline Witness event. Comhlámh staff were only to pleased to take the opportunity to show solidarity with search and rescue activists, ahead of the Frontline Witness event this week. We were joined over lunchtime by Anabel Montes from Open Arms and Joby Fox from from Refugee […]

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Focus Podcast: Rethinking the divide between international and community development

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

Focus Podcast: Rethinking the divide between International and Community Development Focus has a chat with Dr Eilish Dillon, exploring some of the ideas, assumptions and practices underpinning much of the work of the international development sector in Ireland and elsewhere. We explore the problematic and artificial divide between community and international development that has evolved […]

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