Persecuted and Forgotten?

Posted on 22. Oct, 2015 in Christian Values, Church Teachings, Community, Death, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Refugees, Uncategorized

Dr. John Newton with Miriam Gormally Persecuted and Forgotten? A report on Christians oppressed for their faith 2013-15 was compiled by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. The report assesses countries where there are violations of religious freedom. It concludes on the warning that if the exodus of Christians continues from Iraq and Syria that […]

Integrating Ireland

Posted on 16. Jul, 2015 in Christian Values, Community, Discrimination, Economy, Refugees

Ireland has become ones of the most globalised economies in the world. People from all over the world are coming to work and live in this country. Dr. Jean-Pierre Eyanga Ekumeloko is one such person, who arrived in Ireland in 1997. Qualified as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, he was unable to work here, even […]

Refuges in Iraq

Posted on 11. Jun, 2015 in Christian Values, Conflict, Poverty, Refugees

A former assistant Provincial of Slovakia felt like he was going to a sure death when he was asked to go to refugee camps in Iraq, a country largely dominated by the Islamic extremist group ISIS. Peter Gerasak SJ eventually made the decision to go when he asked himself, ‘If my family was from Iraq, would I […]

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted on 30. Jan, 2014 in Refugees, War / Civil Unrest

The Irish government have only agreed to accept just 90 refugees out of the 30,000 that need to flee the bloody conflict in Syria. Here Pat Coyle talks with David Moriarty of the Irish Jesuit Refugee Service about the imminent crisis and the very poor response from our government to the plight of a people […]

Refugee Integration

Posted on 22. Jul, 2009 in Humanitarian Aid, Refugees

The Refuge Information Service recently published a paper that looks at the obstacles facing refuges and asylum seekers in Ireland.  Miriam Gormally met Joe Ahern and Wale Mogaji from the Refuge Information Service and started by asking Joe about what kind of obstacles face refuges.  

Attitudes to Refugees

Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 in Charity, Poverty, Refugees

While the Irish Government continues to talk about the importance of an integrated society, this summer saw the closing of the Integrate Ireland Language and Training centre. Miriam Gormally spoke with Hassan who talked about the difficulties of living as a refuge in Ireland as well as his disappointment that the centre was to be […]

Refugees and Poverty

Posted on 07. Jan, 2008 in Community, Economy, Faith and Justice, Poverty, Refugees

A New Year brings new conflict. The recent flare up in Gaza reminds us that there are always people who are displaced from their homes, people who lose everything and people who have to flee their countries to find asylum. Some, though indeed not many end up in Ireland. And in these times when we […]