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Bulletin: Issue 40

New Resources Online – Portlaoise Syrian Refugee Resettlement – In February 2015 Doras Luimní began working on a Refugee Resettlement project in Portlaoise, supporting 13 Syrian families who recently arrived in Ireland under the Government’s UN Resettlement Programme.       The following templates and documents were designed to assist the families

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Undocumented Migrant Workers

Doras Luimní are holding a meeting for undocumented migrant workers living in Limerick on Wednesday 29th June. If you or someone you know is undocumented and living/ working in Limerick, you are invited to join us for a safe and confidential meeting to discuss some of the key challenges and

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World Refugee Day – 20th June 2016

World Refugee Day is marked on 20th June each year, giving us an opportunity to raise awareness of the many challenges faced by people seeking protection and to highlight the valuable contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to their new host communities. In 2015, we witnessed an unprecedented wave of

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Transition from Direct Provision

Have you recently received refugee status/ subsidiary protection/ leave to remain? Are you trying to move out of Direct Provision? Do you need information and assistance with the housing and welfare systems? The process of moving out of DP involves completing many forms and liaising with different public services, such

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Islamophobia in Ireland – Seminar on 11th May

ENAR Ireland (the Irish Network Against Racism) invite you to attend a seminar on Islamophobia in Ireland on 11th May in the Absolute Hotel. This seminar will explore and strengthen understanding of Islamophobia (anti-Muslim racism) in Ireland. Guest speakers will present research findings on the experiences of people affected by

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Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival will run across Limerick City and County, from Saturday 16th April to Friday 22nd April, 2016. The festival, which is now in its 6th year, comprises of over 150 events, all of which are FREE and open to all. The festival programme aims to promote

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Save the Date – 18th May 2016

Doras Luimní are hosting a  seminar on Migrant Workers & Trade Union Membership on Wednesday 18th May 2016. The seminar will focus on our recent survey findings, discussion of the key challenges faced by migrant workers and the barriers to trade union membership. Full details will be announced shortly. For more

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

Portlaoise 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

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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

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General Election – Party Manifestos

A summary of the immigration, asylum & refugee issues mentioned in the political party election manifestos ahead of the General Election on Friday 26th February 2016. View and download the overview here: General Election – Overview of Manifestos To read more about voting in the General Election, see here: Voting Rights

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