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February 2020

Reflections on volunteering in two worlds

DATE : February 25, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Reflections on volunteering in two worlds Ewnetu Ermias compares his volunteering in Ethiopia with the volunteering he does here in Dublin, and finds extraordinary similarities At the end of 2017, after over a decade of work in a fast-paced multinational IT company in Dublin, I hit the wall and felt burn out.  Eventually, I took […]

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Fifteen Children Killed in Haiti Orphanage Fire

DATE : February 19, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Fifteen Children Killed in Haiti Orphanage Fire Comhlamh and its Orphanage Working Group were shocked and extremely saddened at the deaths of 15 children killed in a fire at an unlicensed orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  Living conditions at the orphanage, operated by a US based Christian Group, were described as ‘truly, truly neglected’.  The […]

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"Reconciliation is dead": Wet’suwet’en peoples respond to Canadian military backing of pipelines

DATE : February 18, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Reconciliation is dead”: Wet’suwet’en peoples respond to Canadian military backing of pipelines As a wave of solidarity actions crossed Canada, James O Neill, has written this piece. James was a long term resident of Sinixt territory, British Columbia who recently returned to Ireland while remaining in contact with pipeline struggles “A huge militarised police raid […]

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