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Polish teachers working at Polish schools in Ireland have first conference

Polish teachers working at Polish schools in Ireland have first conference

The first annual conference for Polish teachers working at Polish schools in Ireland will take place at the Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin on Saturday, November 19th, 2011. At a time when the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland is striving to improve and increase literacy levels in Irish schools, migrant-led schools […]

Discover Poland this Saturday 12th of Nov. in the Illac Library in Dublin

Discover Poland this Saturday 12th of Nov. in the Illac Library in Dublin

The Children’s Department in the Central Library, the Polish Embassy in Ireland and Forum Polonia would like to invite children to celebrate cultural diversity and the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During an hour workshop children will get an opportunity to learn through fun, interactive games and activities about culture, history […]

Minister Shatter signs new nationality and citizenship Regulations

Minister Shatter signs new nationality and citizenship Regulations

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter TD, on the 9th November, 2011 signed Statutory Instrument, 569/11, which introduces an application fee of €175 for all applications for a certificate of naturalisation, as well as changes to forms, in particular to facilitate applicants who are the civil partners of Irish citizens. The […]

Critical research to shape government policy: play your part

Critical research to shape government policy: play your part

Charitable community and voluntary organisations are facing difficult times at the moment, so it’s more important than ever that Government policy towards the sector is informed by the facts about the important work that your organisation, and thousands of others, are doing. At the Wheel, we recognise the important role and valuable contribution that the […]

Changes to Medical Card System

Changes to Medical Card System

From 1st July 2011, a pilot project was launched by the HSE client registration Unit, introducing an online application form for MC. All applications will be directed in future to a single office in Finglas. Traditional way of applying on hard copy application forms are still operational, this new system will gradually be improved as […]

Researcher request

Researcher request

An American visiting student at Trinity College is working on a research project focusing on Polish immigrants to the Republic of Ireland (spanning everything from the relationship between economic and immigration trends to the culture of the immigrant experience). She is the child of a Polish immigrant to the United States and wishes to talk […]

New measure to improve border control and combat illegal immigration

New measure to improve border control and combat illegal immigration

Minister Shatter signs new law requiring airlines to provide Advance Passenger Information ‘New measure to improve border control and combat illegal immigration’ The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., has signed Regulations transposing into Irish law an EU Directive requiring air carriers to provide advance passenger data to Irish Immigration authorities […]

European and national commitments to reducing poverty and exclusion

European and national commitments to reducing poverty and exclusion

Opening Power to Diversity. Application process opened for ground breaking migrant integration scheme

Opening Power to Diversity. Application process opened for ground breaking migrant integration scheme

Application process opened for ground breaking migrant integration scheme This September Crosscare Migrant Project (CMP) will launch a ground breaking migrant integration scheme aimed at increasing migrant participation and interest in politics in Ireland at the highest level. The Opening Power to Diversity scheme will match volunteer migrants with a number of TDs and Senators. […]

Immigrant Integration – Central to Ireland’s Future

Immigrant Integration – Central to Ireland’s Future

Last week’s census figures show that Ireland’s population is growing, that immigrants are not all leaving as was assumed and that Ireland is still experiencing net inward migration albeit at a slower rate than at the height of the boom. Killian Forde, CEO of The Integration Centre, said “These facts have a number of implications for […]