Monthly Archives: March 2016

Portlaoise Social Inclusion Week: 11th – 21st March 2016

image for websitePortlaoise Social Inclusion Week  will run from 11th – 21st March 2016 and features an action-packed line-up of events.

On 11th March, the week’s events will kick-off with “Human Library & Come Dine with Your Community” in Portlaoise Parish centre at 5pm. Over the following 10 days, events include an open day at the Mosque, a festival of languages and an Intercultural Ceilí to name a few. Please see the programme of events below for details of all events taking place throughout Portlaoise Social Inclusion Week.

For further information on any of the events or for details of how you can get involved, please contact Hannah at or call 089 4966540.

Full programme available to download here: Portlaoise Social Inclusion Week Leaflet

Portlaoise Social Inclusion Week




International Women’s Day – 8th March 2016


Doras Luimní will hold a Soap Box event at Bedford Row in Limerick city centre on 8th March 2016 from 12.30pm – 1.30pm to celebrate International Women’s Day and to raise awareness of exploitation experienced by some workers in care sectors, including for example domestic workers and Au Pairs.

We would also like to highlight inspirational women employers and others who have played significant roles to support women to move up the ladder or in times of difficulty. Employers who are inclusive of women workers’ circumstances for example, flexibility to accommodate childcare needs or where an employee was facing violence in the home.

Mariaam Bhatti, Community Development and Outreach Worker with Doras Luimní, said “Some employers go that extra mile to support people through exceptionally challenging circumstances and provide opportunities to retain employment, despite the temporary hardship. We would like to use this opportunity to mark International Women’s Day by acknowledging inspirational women employers as well as highlighting the particular difficulties experienced by women workers in certain sectors who continue to face exploitation.”

Join us on 8th March and help us to celebrate inspirational women in Limerick, nationwide and around the globe. You can contribute to the event by nominating an inspirational woman that you think deserves a special mention at our open mic soap box on the day.

If you would like to nominate an employer in Limerick that goes that extra mile to create a positive work environment, we will have surveys and information about the FAIR Work Standards Limerick campaign. The campaign will run until June 2016, from which a list will be compiled of Fair Employers in Limerick, highlighting workplaces that create positive working environments and decent standards for employees.

For further information on this event, please contact Mariaam Bhatti at Doras Luimní: or call 061310328.

For further information on International Women’s Day, please visit