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Major news stories from around the world this week

By Sonia / January 2, 2021

Europe  French police attacked while shutting down massive New year rave party over 2,500 ravers from France and abroad were caught partying on Friday morning.  The party took place despite France’s 8 pm to 6 am nationwide curfew aimed at dissuading public gatherings during the pandemic. Party-goers appealed for understanding after months of nightlife-destroying lockdowns […]


Top 10 New York Times Bestsellers By Immigrant Authors

By Sonia / December 28, 2020

They left their homes behind to pursue new horizons, some pushed by political forces, some by the fear of persecution and many left looking for a better future. In this article, we present to you our list of 10 immigrant authors who once started as outsiders in foreign countries and are today literary legends.   […]


Further temporary extension of immigration permissions

By Sonia / December 22, 2020

The Department of Justice has announced the extension of Irish Resident Permit permissions for those in Ireland until 20th April 2021.    Announcing the measure, Minister McEntee said,   “This Christmas, because of COVID-19 and public health guidelines, many in our migrant communities will be unable to visit their loved ones back home or may […]


10 amazing free online courses to improve your CV

By Sonia / December 21, 2020

In today’s post, we’re presenting the top 10 online courses, which teach different, yet powerful skills that will make your CV shine. As a significantly difficult year comes to a close, many of us are applying for our next job. When it comes to writing, those few pages that can make or break the deal, […]


20 Major News Stories From Around The World

By Sonia / December 18, 2020

Top News Stories that made the global headlines this week. Global Terrorism is on the rise, the American political cosmos seems to be heating, riots rage in the Indian capital and the European continent on the verge on another lockdown with Covid numbers spike over the holidays Americas      Biden aims for Trump as […]


Championing employment for Asylum Seekers in Ireland: Roos Demol

By Sonia / December 16, 2020

Moving to Ireland in 1998, Roos Demol is the brain behind Ireland’s first specialist recruitment consultancy & agency for Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants.   Emigrating with her husband who was offered a job here in Cork, Roos never wanted to move to Ireland herself, “I followed him here,” she explains, “because my husband is […]


It Could Take 9 Months Before You Get Vaccinated.

By Sonia / December 13, 2020

According to Dr Nuala O’ Connor, “There could be a nine-month wait before everyone in Ireland is vaccinated”.   The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine is likely to be approved by European health authorities by the end of the month, with the most vulnerable due to receive the jab in January.   However in her point of […]


Surviving a pandemic away from home: Lessons for every migrant.

By Sonia / December 12, 2020

  With the vaccine trials finished and the first woman in the worlds successfully receiving the vaccine it seems that we are nearing the end and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, however, has this journey been different for migrants across the globe who had to survive a global pandemic […]


“We want the international community to have a voice” DCU’s latest Christmas project

By Sonia / December 10, 2020

As the holiday season sets in, Dublin City University’s Senior International Officer has embarked on a new venture that he calls a celebration of international cultures. Interviewing the vivacious Colum Cronin, Babylon learns the inspiration behind DCU’s latest Christmas project that focuses on the international community, what it is about and what it ultimately aims […]


10 Holiday dishes every immigrant misses from back home

By Sonia / December 2, 2020

Ahh., the winter season is finally here, the season of hot chocolate and cosy nights spent under the sheets. But, the season needn’t be limited to just that for comfort! The winters also usher in the season of holidays with them, bringing in the festive joy all around the globe. At the centre of all […]

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