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Immigration Skeptic: Right-Wing political parties across Europe

By Brian Cunningham / December 10, 2015

Sunday was a landmark day for French politics.  As the country comes to terms with the devastating attacks in Paris last month, a right-wing political party made history in the first round of regional elections.  The ‘Front national’ political party, led by 47 year old Marine Le Pen, came first in 6 out of 13 French […]

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The Expat Experience: Ukrainians in Ireland tell us their story

By Brian Cunningham / December 2, 2015

While the news headlines of 2015 have been dominated by events in Syria, 2014 was a year in which the worlds gaze was also fixed on Ukraine.  In what began as a series of civil demonstrations against the government in early 2014 – commonly referred to as the ‘Euromaiden’ event – the country soon found […]

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Eagles of Death Metal release Paris statement, charity campaign

By admin / November 19, 2015

During last Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, one of the locations affected was the Bataclan, at which the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing. While the band themselves were unharmed, 89 people lost their lives at the venue, including  their merchandise man Nick Alexander, several members of their crew and support staff […]

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Multiple Attacks in Paris Killing at least 128

By Seamus Holland / November 13, 2015

At least 128 people have been killed in multiple attacks in Paris, as well as explosions at the Stade de France. A gunman using an automatic weapon opened fire at the Cambodian restaurant in the capital. There has also been an explosion at a bar near Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany. President Francois Hollande […]

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How Powerful Is Your Passport?

By Seamus Holland / November 9, 2015

A passport from a country with a good relationship with others is a powerful tool, allowing you to travel across borders easily. The ranking displays which passports give you the best mobility, depending on how many countries you can visit without a visa, or by getting one when you arrive. Developed countries with strong economies […]

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Defending those who Defend: An Interview with Mary Lawlor, founder of Irish Human Rights Organisation ‘Front Line Defenders’

By Brian Cunningham / October 29, 2015

The promotion of human rights requires individuals who are willing to advocate change, highlight mistreatment, and challenge governments.  But what happens when it is these individuals whose rights become infringed? Established in the year 2001, Front Line Defenders is an Irish organisation which seeks to protect human rights workers around the world.  By providing training […]

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Renewed Irish passports won’t need Garda’s signature

By admin / October 27, 2015

The process of renewing an Irish Passport can be quite irritating, as the application form and photographs need to be signed by a Gardaí before being presented at a passport office. That process is now in review, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan. Flanagan explained that, due to increased workload on gardaí, the Passport Service […]

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How does your country view immigrants?

By Seamus Holland / October 24, 2015

Germany, Britain and America have the most positive views of immigrants, whereas Greece and Italy have the most negative views. The U.S. is home to world’s largest immigrant population (41 million), and is of course the largest economy of all countries included, but views of immigrants are divided. Half (51%) of Americans think said immigrants make the U.S. stronger […]

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Healthcare companies to create 340 jobs in Dublin

By admin / October 23, 2015

This week, Dublin’s health sector has seen two major boosts as care home operator Carechoice and Spanish healthcare firm Grifols announced new investments, which will, according to them, will be creating 340 jobs. Carechoice is seeking nurses, health care assistants, management, catering staff, and two activity leaders.The 200 jobs will be in the company’s 165-bed […]

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