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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 […]

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How to tackle morning depression

By Yishi Chakrabarty / December 22, 2020

Trigger warning: Some aspects of the content may be triggering. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact Samaritans at 116 123 or Pieta at 1800 247 247. Morning depression is not simply the failure to fine-tune one’s circadian rhythm, or the experience of crippling brain fog upon waking up, or the inability […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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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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INIS state you will no longer need to submit your passport

By Sonia / December 1, 2020

The Immigration office (INIS) has released good news for Immigrants in Ireland as it announced That “From 02 December 2020, customers renewing their Immigration Registration Permission will no longer need to submit their passport to have an immigration stamp attached by their Registration Office.” as stated on the INIS Website.    Furthermore, the Burgh Quay […]

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How the Black Hole information paradox was resolved

By Yishi Chakrabarty / November 21, 2020

Things that a Black Hole sucks in, need not be lost forever – the latest calculations show that Black Holes do preserve information of matter within its bulk and that such information does get to escape its gravitational pull   I have always been way more intrigued about the peculiar mysteries surrounding Natural Science than […]

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Pastiche Releases Explosive Debut Single, “Chasing Down the Fame”

By Tami Pereira / November 20, 2020

New Friday, new music. Today, the Dublin-based singer and songwriter Pastiche has just released her debut single, ‘Chasing Down the Fame’. The track is an explosive electro-pop song and features driving synths, energetic drums, and powerful vocals from the musician. Wanna know more about it? Jade Roche is only 22 years old and her musicality […]

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US election 2020: the stakes that were for Ireland and the world

By Yishi Chakrabarty / November 10, 2020

It was only last week when it felt like we were as far away as we could be from the declaration of an exhaustingly unconventional US presidential election. It had been a unique situational amalgam where the edge over the other candidate had been teetering so delicately on a razor-thin edge, that victory felt dangerously […]

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