“You can’t have people living in that psychological fear all the time,” says Lucy Michael, who co-authored the report from the Irish Network Against Racism.
Author Archives: Shamim Malekmian
Shamim Malekmian covers the immigration beat for Dublin Inquirer. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Homeless Asylum Seeker Set Up a Tent Outside the International Protection Office. Staff Called Gardaí.
In an unfamiliar city, it seemed like a place Aysar Hamad could find protection. The Department of Justice says he was blocking the entrance.
A Filmmaker Seeks Diverse Dublin Families to Collaborate with on a New Film
What’ll be the focus and roles? That will be up to those involved to decide, says filmmaker Jijo Sebastian.
For One Family of Syrian Refugees in Ireland Who Have Lost Loved Ones in the Recent Earthquake, Fresh Trauma and Little Support
Mohamad Sadat Snunu has been pleading for help from the Irish government to get his late cousin’s orphaned children safely into Turkey to their grandmother.
Still No Guidelines for Assessing the Age of Young Asylum Seekers When There’s a Dispute
Tusla continues to determine ages without guidelines. It says, however, that it should have them in place by the end of June.
A Line-Up of Immigrant Comedians Pitches Ideas for Making Ireland Better
“The Irish government has tasked five immigrants with saving a country in ruins, this show is the result,” the show’s synopsis says.
As PhD Students Form a New Union, Its Members from Outside the EU Hope for a Fairer Future
Jovan Jeromela and Alok Debnath say they didn’t understand the extent of the inequality in the Irish system before they came, thinking it was similar to other EU countries.
He Thought He’d Done Everything Right to Bring His Pregnant Wife to Join Him in Ireland
Research shows requirements making it more difficult for migrants to bring family members to join them impede integration.
Moved by Their Daily Struggles, an Afghan Asylum Seeker Wants to Teach English to Others in Direct Provision Centres
Those with good English, like him, should be tapped as a resource to help give others a route out of isolation and a chance to contribute more to Ireland, he says.
Singled Out for Fast-Tracking, Georgian Asylum Seekers Struggle to Access Legal Advice in Time
The narrative that no Georgian person has a good reason to flee their country in the Caucasus for safety in Ireland is unfair, migrant rights advocates say.