January 2012

Dn Laoghaire - 19/01/2012
"The Future is Ours". Launch of the Dn Laoghaire-Rathdown Integration Strategy and Action Plan, 2012-2015

Time: 11am
Venue County Hall, Dn Laoghaire

Dublin 3 - 20/01/2012
“Developing Inter-Agency Strategies for working with Foreign National & Ethnic Minority Young People”
This conference is organised by Young People at Risk North East Inner City (YPAR).The aims of the conference are to
  • Explore the key issues of Health, Education and Justice for Foreign National and Minority Ethnic Young People in Dublin’s North East Inner City;

  • Examine current social policies and practices, identify what works well, what does not work well and agree priority actions to bring about improvement in service provision.
The Conference will be opened by Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
Venue: Clonliffe College, Dublin 3. (Google Maps)
Time: 9.30am – 16.00pm

For further information, please contact Patrick Gates, YPAR Co-ordinator:

Telephone087 6914154 / 086 1263086

Dublin 2 - 23/01/2012 - 12/02/2012
The Shoah in Europe: Exhibition
    The Holocaust Memorial Trust has brought this exhibition to Dublin, in association with the Memorial de la Shoah, Pars and the French Embassy in Ireland. It coincides with the National Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration on 29th January 2012. The exhibition presents an overview of the Nazi rgime in Europe, before the war the deportations, life in hiding, and the aftermath. Minister Shatter will open the exhibition. Other speakers include:
    Ms Emmanuelle D'Achon, the French Ambassador,
    Mr Luc Levy, representing the Memorial de la Shoah
    Ms Mary Banotti, representing the Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland

Time: 6pm
Venue: The Atrium, Department of Justice and Equality , 51 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

World Holocaust Memorial Day - 27/01/12

27 January has been chosen throughout Europe as Holocaust Memorial Day (UN International Day of Commemoration of the Holocaust). It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz – Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.



The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year.

Mission Statement

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration is designed to cherish the memory of all of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. A candle-lighting ceremony is an integral part of the commemoration at which six candles are always lit for the six million Jews who perished, as well as candles for all of the other victims. The commemoration serves as a constant reminder of the dangers of racism and provides lessons from the past that are relevant today.

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the Declaration of Stockholm, 2000, when the 44 signatory countries undertook to commemorate and teach about the Holocaust every year.

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland advises and assists Government with organising the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration.

Telephone + 353 1 669 0593

Further information about the event can be found at the following link:


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February 2012

Dublin 2 - 02/02/2012
Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture: "How Unique was the 'Final Solution'?" Richard Evans, Professor of Modern History of Cambridge University will deliver the annual lecture.

All are welcome

Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

Time: 7.30pm

Dublin 2 - 07/02/2012
Minority Entrepreneurship: Start Your Own Business SeminarsThis series of seminars starts on February 7th. They offer practical help, someone to listen to your ideas, and information on how to start your own business.

Venue: Room 3-045, DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Time: 7 - 9 pm

To register, please contact:

Telephone087 637 1066

Limerick - 22/02/2012
‘Practical Tools to Ensure Inclusive Employment Practices’
Limerick Chamber is hosting this Integration in the Workplace event. It is funded by the Equality Authority as a result and organised by Doras Luimn and Limerick Chamber.

Venue: To be confirmed
Time: 6-8pm

Limerick - 22/02/2012
Mid-West Interfaith Network
This group meets on a regular basis in Doras Luimni. Founded in 2010 it is now in the process of establishing itself as an independent registered charity with its own constitution and (officers/board) and has launched its own website.

Venue: Doras Luimni office, Mount Street, Vincent O'Connell Avenue, Limerick.
Time: 7:30 p.m.

For more information see

Website www.midwestinterfaith.org


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March 2012
Dublin 8 - 2/03/2012
Seven Tips on How to Apply for Citizenship
Mernan Femi Oluyede, Citizenship Application Support Service will discuss 'Seven Tips on How to Apply for Irish Citizenship'. The event will take place in the Women's Space (this is a new place in Dublin for migrant women to link with other women).
Admission is free.

Venue: Women's Space, New Communities Partnership, 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Time: 11 am -1 pm

(Bus 123 O Connell St & get off at Francis Street junction; LUAS Four Courts )

For further information please contact:


Send a text to Adaku:
          087 9641229

    Limerick - 27/03/2012
    Practical Guide on Citizenship Procedure

    Doras Luimn and Clare Immigrant Support Centre are hosting a free seminar to explain the procedures involved in applying for Irish Citizenship Dr. Carmen Frese, a specialist in the area of citizenship application, will deliver comprehensive advice and information on the new procedures involved in applying for Irish citizenship. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and case workers from Doras and CISC will be on hand to meet with individuals following the main presentation. A representative from New Communities Partnership, Limerick will also be present to explain the service NCP offers to people applying for citizenship.

    Venue: Pery's Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick
    Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

    For more information contact Helen O'Grady:


            061 310328

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    April 2012

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    May 2012

    Dublin 2 - 04/05/2012
    Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland: seminar and book launch. The book is based on the Migrant Networks project, Trinity Immigration Initiative.The seminar is chaired by Ronit Lentin. Speakers include Liz Fekete, Mark Maguire, Elena Moreo, and David Landy.

    Venue: Seminar room, Institute of International Integration Studies, 6th floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
    Time: 10.00 – 15.00

    Please note that Admission is free but reservation is required. Please RSVP by Friday 20 April, to Elena Moreo.

    Dublin 8 - 04/05/2012
    Need to Know about Education Grants for Migrants
    John Conroy of Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) will advise on the the new procedure for processing applications for student grants. John will talk on “eligibility information” which covers Residency, Nationality, Income and Academic History and explain who is and who is not eligible for student third level grants. Procedure applies to academic year 2012-2013.

    Note: This event is for women only.
    Venue: "Women's Space", New Communities Partnership, 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
    Time: 10.30 am
    (Bus 123 O Connell St & get off at Francis Street junction)

    For further information please contact

    Adaku087 9641229
    Marguerite/Reginald01 6713639

    Dublin 8 - 9/05/2012
    Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) in association with the GAA would are organising this unique sporting occasion for Europe Day. The event will bring together young people from the new EU applicants including the Balkan States, Turkey, Iceland and Ireland to experience games like Baseball, Camogie, Cricket, Croquet, Hockey, Hurling, Rounders, Shinty, Softball and Table Tennis along with guest demonstrations of Gilli-Danda (India) and Lacrosse (First Nations of North America).

    Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Phoenix Park (across from Dublin Zoo), Dublin 8
    Time: 10am-2pm (Europe Day).

    The project is funded by the European Union's Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013) and is a SARI/GAA designated project for European Year for Active Ageing 2012.

    Telephone01 873 5077
    Ken McCue085 1056134

    Dublin 8 - 13/05/2012
    Fusion Sunday. This is a new Sunday market, focusing on ethnic diversity and integration in Ireland. The market will host an array of stalls from around the world, selling a rich selection of arts and crafts, clothes, food, handmade products, and traditional ware. There will also be live music, workshops and activities for children. The market will be held on the second Sunday of each month.

    Venue: Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8
    Time: 11am to 5pm



    Nationwide - 25/05/2012
    Africa Day

    Africa Day 2012 falls on Friday, 25th May, but events will take place in the week from 20th – 27th May.

    Africa Day celebrations provide an opportunity for all those who are interested to raise awareness and understanding of development issues in Africa, to highlight the cultural richness and diversity of Africa and to increase awareness of the Irish government’s development cooperation programme in Africa. There will be a particular focus in 2012 on highlighting the importance of economic and trade links between Africa and Ireland.

    All information and photographs are from the Africa Day website. For further information on Africa Day events please contact

    AddressDHR Communications,
    1st Floor, 30-31 Francis Street,
    Dublin 8.

    Dublin 9 - 26/05/2012

    Former Olympic champion, Kipchoge Keino of Kenya, will fire the start gun on the day. As part of Africa Week 2012, the Dublin Multicultural Centre in partnership with Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI), Cradle, the Integrated Academy for Athletic Performance of the Offaly Sports Partnership, the Integration Centre with the support of Akidwa, Athletics Ireland, Clonliffe Harriers, Communicorp, Fingal Ethnic Network, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Insaka Ireland, the Kip Keino Foundation, the Mo Farah Foundation, Metro Eireann and Sport Aid from Africa will stage this unique Africa Week Athletics event.

    The long term goal of this programme is to help address the imbalance in participation in the sport of athletics by people of an immigrant background (and in particular people of an African background).

    A range of athletic events for juveniles from U-8 to U-16 as well as junior, senior and masters’ events will be held. A timetable of events and guidelines and details of entry are set out in the document below:

    Africa Week Athletics 2012 - Guidelines & Registration Form

    Venue: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin 9
    Time: 9 am to 6 pm

    For further details please contact


    Habib(01) 873 0684
    AddressDublin Multicultural Centre,
    44 Lower Gardiner Street,
    Dublin 1,

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    June 2012

    Dublin 1 - 01/06/2012
    A Cultural Fashion Affair
    Akidwa is hosting a Cultural Fashion show with a Wine Reception, Fingerfood and Entertainment to raise money for their work. Akidwa combats racism and stereotyping especially as it affects migrant women. This event which will be a showcase for ethnic inspired clothing of African origin from local and International designers.

    Venue: Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
    Time: 7pm to 10pm
    TICKETS €30 VIP tickets: €50

    For information on sponsorship or any other query, please contact:


    Kerry - 2/06/2012
    Anti-Racism Soccer Tournament
    KADE – Kerry One World Centre is hosting a soccer tournament to help fight racism and promote respect within our culturally diverse cultural community. This event will highlight the issues of racism and inequality by bringing together key community groups through sport.

    This event is being run by Kerry One World Centre with the support of Tralee International Resource Centre. This event was made possible with the support of the EU commission Ireland, Kerry County Council, Stacks Londis Lixnaw, The Abbey Inn Tralee, Premier Financial Services, Paul Hanrahan, The Road Safety Authority, Kerry Spring, Horan’s Health Store, Clifford’s Cash and Carry and Irish Red Cross.

    Venue: KDL (Kerry District League) pitch, Monavalley, Tralee
    Time: 12 noon to 6pm

    For further information, please contact

    Telephone(066) 718 1358
    Address11 Denny Street,
    Co. Kerry

    Dublin 2 - 6/06/2012
    The Price of Sex
    The Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Irish Feminist Network are hosting this screening in co-ordination with the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.Tickets are available on
    Over 18s only

    Venue: The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street , Dublin 2
    Time: 7.30 pm

    Dublin 1 - 11/06/2012
    One Day Training on Citizenship Application & Naturalisation

    New Communities Partnership are offering this one day training session on how to provide an effective Citizenship Application Support and Information Service. The training is aimed at information providers and organisations in the voluntary and community sector that provide support and information services to immigrants. The training will give an overview of the citizenship application process and will also highlight recent changes and common mistakes that render applications ineligible.Training will be delivered by New Communities Partnership's Citizenship Application Support Service (CASS) Co-ordinator & Solicitor, Mernan Femi-Oluyede.
    Venue: Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
    Time: 10am to 4pm

    For further information or to book your place at this training please contact Mernan Femi-Oluyede at:



    Dublin 1 - 15/06/2012
    Brain Gain Ireland (BGI) - Annual Networking Meeting
    Brain Gain Ireland is a a network of Entrepreneurs and professional Migrants. Recent Census figures have confirmed that migration into Ireland continues. During the Celtic Tiger period private business and the Irish Government travelled the world to interest professionals to relocate to meet the labour market demands in all areas.

    BGI was established in 2009 as part of AkiDwA project with the following objectives:
    I. To create and facilitate a strong networking opportunity for migrant professionals and entrepreneurs in Ireland where they can share experiences and information
    II. To share, explore and highlight the ‘gains’ and contributions made by migrant professionals and entrepreneures in Ireland and overseas.
    There will be light refreshment & music from around the world.

    Venue: Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
    Time: 6 - 10 pm
    Admission: Free
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    Dublin 7 - 17/06/2012
    SARI/UNHCR World Refugee Day Fair Play Cup
    This 3rd Annual Fair Play Football Cup will feature refugee teams from Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, SARI's own team of young players, media teams from Hotpress and The Star and other teams including NGO workers and Government officials.

    Other entertainment at this free family-friendly event will include football skills training, face painting, hoola hoop and juggling workshops, music and much more.

    The event also kicks off the
    do 1 thing campaign. The campaign asks people in Ireland to take one simple action to show support for refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland and internationally who have fled their homes in the hope of finding safety in another country.

    Venue: Law Society Gardens, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
    Time: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

    Limerick - 18/06/2012 - 25/06/2012
    A special display of refugee-related books marking World Refugee Day.

    Venue: Limerick City Library, The Granary, Michael Street.

    Dublin 7 - 20/06/2012
    "Moving to Mars"
        UNHCR are hosting a gala screening of this award-winning feature length documentary. The film follows two refugee families from Myanmar over the course of a year that will change their lives completely. Driven from their homeland, they have lived in a Thai refugee camp for many years. A UNHCR resettlement scheme offers them the chance of a new life, but their new home, in the British city of Sheffield, will be different to everything they have ever known.

        The feature-length documentary from Mat Whitecross depicts the families' moving and sometimes humorous struggles with a 21st century Western European city. Their stories give us a unique insight into the experiences of displaced people throughout the world, whilst showing the human consequences of Myanmar's political unrest.

        The Minister for Justice, Defence and Equality, Alan Shatter, T.D. will open the screening and mark World Refugee Day with a few words before the start of the film. He will be joined by Sophie Magennis, UNHCR Ireland Head of Office and 25 of the Karen refugees from Myanmar now resettled in Ireland

        Venue: Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7
        Time: 6.45 pm

        There are a limited number of tickets available. To book, please contact:

    Ireland and the World - 20/06/2012
    World Refugee Day
    The UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June. The General Assembly therefore decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day.

    This year the UN refugee agency, in its 60th year, will mark World Refugee Day with a rich and varied programme of events in locations worldwide and the launch of a new global awareness campaign. UNHCR will start rolling out the multimedia "One" campaign next week. Over the next six months it will increase awareness about the forcibly displaced and stateless by telling their powerful personal stories. The campaign will carry the message that "One Refugee Without Hope is too Many." Every day, millions of refugees face murder, rape and terror. We believe even 1 is too many.

    Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Portugal – will be holding special football tournaments between citizens of the host countries and refugees and asylum-seekers in cooperation with local partner organizations. Side attractions will include food stalls, face-painting, information stands and music. A number of countries in Europe will also hold umbrella parades, symbolising protection, including the United Kingdom and Austria.


    Lucan, Co Dublin - 27/06/2012
    Clondalkin, Co Dublin - 27/06/2012

    NCP’S Citizenship Application Support Service (CASS)
    NCP’s Citizenship Application Support Service in collaboration with Lucan and Clondalkin CIC opened to clients in Lucan & Wednesday , Wed 27 June 2012.

    Venue: Clondalkin CIC, Luke Cullen House, Oakfield Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

    Tel 0761 075100
    Every Wednesday 2 – 5 pm

    Venue: Lucan CIC, Ballyowen Shopping Centre, Lucan, Co Dublin

    Tel 076 1 075090
    Every Wednesday 2 -4 pm

    Dublin 8 - 28/06/2012
    "We're Here - Hear Us Now
    This national consultation on integration and inclusion in Ireland will bring together young people and youth workers to tackle the issues and draft recommendations to be brought to the next EU Youth Conference in Cyprus.

    Anyone attending the event who is over 18, has residency status in Ireland (i.e. can travel freely in the EU or can easily obtain a visa for travel within the EU) may apply for the two places that are available to young people living in Ireland to attend the EU Youth Conference in Cyprus.

    Young people (from 14 upwards) and youth workers interested in the issue of integration and inclusion in Ireland are asked to attend, particularly those aged 18-30. The event is open to all.
    Under 18s must submit a parental consent form.

    Travel reimbursement will take place on the day. Reimbursement will be based on public transport rates (unless public transport is not feasible).
    Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8
    Time: 10.30 am to 3.30 pm

    For more information and to book, please contact
    Register here www.nycitraining.org/courses/we%E2%80%99re-here-hear-us-now


    Dublin 8 - 29/06/2012
    Come to the Celebration
    Dublin City Interfaith Forum invites you to come and to explore together the changing religious landscape in Dublin City. This event is the first of a series of interfaith workshops aiming to create a better understanding of the diversity of faith traditions now present and active in Dublin City, we encourage you to circulate details of the workshop within your organisation.This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality and Pobal.

    Speakers: Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin.
    Refreshments will be provided.

    Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices,Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
    Time: 9.45am to 14.45


    Telephone01-808 7579

    Dublin 7 - 30/06/2012
    New Communities Partnership Fun Family Day Fest
    This is a Free, Fun, Family Day Event. There will be activities for children & adults, including music, dancing, athletics, food fair, face painting, volleyball, football, and a talent competition. There will be prizes on the day.
    Free Parking available.
        Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
        Time: 2 pm to 6 pm

    For more information, please contact Edward:
    Telephone: 01 671 3639

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    July 2012

      Nationwide - 01/07/2012
    Euro 2012 Community Screening
      UNHCR Ireland and SARI are launching a Euro 2012 Community Screening initiative encouraging communities to organise a family and culturally friendly viewing of the Euro 2012 finals on July 1st. The idea is to provide a family friendly and culturally appropriate setting to bring together refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to watch the match with members of the local community.

      For further help in planning such events, please contact:


    Clare - 21/07/2012
    8th Annual Intercultural Festival
    Clare Intercultural Network are holding their 8th Annual Intercultural Festival. There will be Sporting Activities, Yoga, Art, Song, Dance, Music and more!All are welcome.

    Venue: St Flannan's College, Ennis
    Time: 2pm to 6pm

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      August 2012

      Dublin and Meath - 06/08-12/08/2012
      Nigerian Carnival Ireland
      Nigerian Carnival Ireland (NCI) is a celebration of cultures in the Republic of Ireland with the aim to promote integration, celebrate cultural diversity and heritage, inform and educate people about the different, diverse cultures of the ethnic communities in Multicultural Ireland, promote tourism in Ireland through attracting the interest of international participants, while re-orientating peoples’ perception of Nigeria to defeat negative stereotypes. The theme of the carnival this year is UNITY IN DIVERSITY. Now in its third year, NCI 2012 will run from 6th to 12th August 2012. The main Carnival will be held at the Phoenix Park on Saturday 11th August 2012.

      Activities for the week include:
      • Monday 6th August 2012 - Welcome Ceremony at 7pm – 10pm. Venue: Heritage Kichen, 61 Millhill Industrial Estate, Lucan
      • Tuesday 7th August 2012 - Meet the NCI stars at 7pm. Venue: Heritage Kichen, 61 Millhill Industrail Estate, Lucan
      • Wednesday 8th August 2012 - Nigeria Fashion Show at 7pm. Venue: Carlton Hotel, Tyrellstown, Dublin
      • Thursday 9th August 2012 - Children's Cultural day at 11am. Venue: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co. Meath
      • Thursday 9th August 2012 - Cultural night of Honour for late Ambassador Segun Olusola at 7pm. Venue: No Boring Junction, Duleek, Co. Meath
      • Saturday 11th August 2012 - NCI Grand Carnival at 10am - 6pm. Venue: Furze Road, Phoenix Park, Dublin
      • Saturday 11th August 2012 - NCI Comedy Night Featuring Princess Dammy at 8pm - 2.00am. Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. Dublin
      • Sunday 12th August 2012 - NCI Awards Dinner at 7pm. Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath

      Telephone087 762 1660

      Dublin 22 - 18/08/2012
      Dublin Mela Day
      Mela is an Indian carnival which takes place over 5 days from August 15th to August 19th. The event is organised by Unitas Isac to to showcase cultural diversity and promote integration within communities. The grand finale on Saturday 18th is a family outing event which will show case Indian art, sport and culture to residents of Ireland. Mela day will include
      • The World Stage - multi-cultural dance & music performances
      • Dance Workshops for kids and adults
      • Ethnic bazaar - arts & crafts stalls of the world in addition to Indian shops
      • The Taste of India - unique and authentic Indian regional food (along with local Irish food)
      • Traditional Indian Sports workshops
      • Gully Cricket - Where east meets west at cricket - Family oriented cricket match with soft ball
      • Characters from ancient Indian legends
      • Henna Tattoo Artists
      and much more.

      Venue: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. (On N7. If you are on the M50 take the Grange Castle Exit, it is only 5 minutes from there.)
      Time: 12 pm to 6 pm


      Free Entry and Free Car Park.

      For more info on Mela and the other events throughout the week from 15th to 19th August



      Dublin 22 - 24/08/2012
      Overcoming racial barriers and achieving full potentials
      This is the second International Conference on Combatting Racism. It is organised by the Association of Ghanaian Professionals in Ireland, who are co-ordinating the EU co-sponsored project" Where the Rivers Meet" which aims to combat racism and xenophobia among migrant women living in European countries.

      Venue: Clarion Hotel, Liffey Valley, Dublin 22
      Time: 9.30 am to 1 pm

      Further details will follow. If you wish to register your interest, please contact


      Dublin 1 - 25/08/2012
      One-day Summer Camp for young migrant women.
      Activities include henna, Irish tap dance (beginner's lesson), bakery, tie-dye, drama and script writing and much more.

      Venue: Killarney Court Community Hall, Killarney Court, Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin 1.

      For more information please contact:


      Nationwide - 02/08/2012 - 10/10/2012
      NOMINATIONS for African Leadership and Excellence Awards 2012
      Nominations are now open for these awards from the African Voice Newspaper. Nominees should be people of African descent who have attained a high level of professional excellence, made a contribution to Irish Society, and act as role models for other Africans.

      There are 9 categories of award
      Professional - Finances, Legal, Technology, Science,
      Entrepreneur and business
      Educational excellence
      Community development
      Future leaders
      Corporate Social Responsibility
      Public Sector
      Life Time Achievement

      The Public can submit their nominations in the various awards categories on the online nomination system between 02 August –10 October 2012. The address is


      The assessment will take place between 11th – 20th October 2012
      Winners will be notified 22nd - 23rd of October 2012

      Venue: Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
      Time: 6-11 PM on 27th October 2012

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      September 2012

      Dublin 8 - 08-09/09/2012
      Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI), in co-operation with Tesco Mobile, are presenting this16th Annual Soccerfest, to promote cultural integration, social inclusion and global development through sport. This year 40 men’s teams, 8 women’s teams and 8 Under-13 teams will participate in Soccerfest 2012, tackling racism, challenging discrimination and promoting dignity and respect for all. The Annual All Stars match will kick-off at 2pm on the Saturday with Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin captaining an All Stars Boxing Team.

      There will be a Soccerfest skills challenge, World music, Drumming workshops, Capoeira, Face painting, Clowns and juggling workshops, FAI Soccer Skills training, GAA ‘Have a Go’, and much, much more…

      Venue: Garda & Camogie Sports Grounds, Phoenix Park
      Time: 8th & 9th of September, 11am to 5pm each day


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      Dublin 7 - 21/09/2012
      Culture Night at Collins Barracks
      This is an event to celebrate the creative projects taking place in the local community. There will be music, film, yoga, art exhibitions, and a fancy dress show with prizes for children.

      Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
      Time: 2 pm to 6 pm

      For further information on events, please check

      Ireland -21/09/2012
      Culture Night Ireland
      On Friday September 21st 2012, locals and visitors across the island of Ireland will enjoy the unique experience of Culture Night, a free night of entertainment, discovery and adventure taking place in a record 34 towns, cities, counties and islands in Ireland. Museums, galleries, churches, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres will open their doors late into the evening welcoming people of all ages to taste and sample their cultural delights for free on the evening.

      Remember so many of the venues open on Culture Night are open for you to enjoy all year round so keep your Culture Night programme handy for use throughout the year as you plan your cultural adventures!

      For further information on events, please check


      Dublin 8 - 24/09/2012
      Formal launch of Dublin City's 2012 "One City One People" campaign with a photo shoot.

      Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
      Time: Time: 9 am

      Dublin 8 - 24/09/2012
      Getting Young People Involved in Combating Racism, Xenophobia, Discrimination, and Promoting Diversity
      The Immigrant Council of Ireland, with Dublin City Council, are hosting this seminar focusing on engaging with young people in anti-racism work and promotion of diversity. Speakers will include
      • Prof. Mairtin Mac an Ghaill, Newman University College, Birmingham
      • Dr Rob Berkeley, Runnymede Trust,
      • Dr Nazia Hussain, Open Society Foundations
      This is a Follow-up Conference to the Taking Racism Seriously Report launched by the ICI in October 2011.

      Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
      Time: Time: 9.45 am to 12.30pm

      RSVP: before 17th September to

      This conference is supported under the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013). For more information see:

      Dublin 7 - 26/09/2012
      Stepping Stones: Starting Second-Level School in Ireland
      The Separated Children's Service of the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee (CDVEC) is screening their new DVD to accompany the launch of a new teaching resource for students starting second-level school in Ireland.

      The DVD shows a new student’s visit to a second-level school before starting and their first days in school. It aims to assist Separated Children Seeking Asylum (SCSA), young refugees and migrants in integrating into the Irish school system by introducing some aspects of it to them. This film could be shown to any new students or sixth class, or used in CSPE classes.

      Use of the teaching resource need not be restricted to working with SCSA and young refugees, it can also be used with migrant students within an education/youth context.

      The Separated Children's Service has also recently launched a website where online resources will be made available.

      Venue: The Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 1
      Time: 4 pm


      Dublin 2 - 27/09/2012
      Small Firms Association Seminar for Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs
      This seminar is for anyone who manages, owns, or is planning to start a business in Ireland. If you are based in Dublin and need to network with other SME's (small or medium enterprises), you may want to attend this FREE Small Firms Business2Business Event and find out more about the Small Firms Association.

      Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, D2 (near Pearse St DART)
      Time: 4.30 pm


      For further information, please contact

      Reginald Okoflex Inya
      Fiona Descoteaux

      01 671 3639
      01 842 3612

      Reginald Okoflex Inya
      Fiona Descoteaux

      Dublin 9 - 29/09/2012
      Nollywood Ireland Film Festival 2012
      "Last Flight to Abuja". This is the Irish Premire of a film which showcases some of Africa's finest actors. It's a high octane suspense thriller inspired by real life events that unravel the twists and experiences of everyday Nigerian travellers on-board a stricken plane teetering on the brink of disaster at 30,000 feet.

      Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel, Northwood Demesne, Santry Demesne, Dublin 9
      Time: 6 pm

      For more information and reservations, please contact

      Telephone:087 6987554, 087 9654669, 087 7666117

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      October 2012

      Dublin 8 - 02/10/2012
      Diverse Voices of Women Today - Breaking the Silence on Racism
      This conference will provide a space for women from a wide range of backgrounds to work with other relevant stakeholders, sharing their specific experiences of sexism and racism and generating ideas and commitments to work together towards equality and integration. There will be speakers from UNCERD, Akidwa, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, the Roma Project, the National Travellers' Women's Centre and others.

      If you need childcare support, please let the organisers know as there is a possibility that arrangements can be made.

      Venue: Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
      Time: 10.30 am to 4 pm

      RSVP by 18th September with the reference ‘Women’s Conference’

      Telephone:01 8897110

      Limerick - 3/10/2012
      Recognition of Foreign Marriage and Divorce in Ireland
      This is the first information seminar to be provided by the Legal Service of Doras Luimni and it is on the topic of the procedures and requirements involved in recognition of overseas marriage and divorce from an Irish immigration perspective. Speakers will include barrister Colm O’Dwyer and Doras Legal Officer Okeremute O. Okeregha, who will present a case study looking at different types of marriages in Nigeria. This seminar will be of interest to voluntary and statutory service providers, including marriage registrars, working directly with migrants, as well as community groups whose members may experience issues around recognition of their marital status. The aim is to clarify the relevant legislation policy and procedures and provide an insight into the wide variety of forms of marriage and divorce that service providers may encounter. There will be an opportunity for discussion and for participants to ask questions at the event.

      Refreshments will be provided.

      Venue: Best Western Pery's Hotel, Glentworth Street, Limerick
      Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm

      If you wish to attend, please RSVP before September 26th as places are limited.

      Seona Dillon McLoughlin
      061 310 328

      Limerick - 3/10/2012 for 6 weeks
      Beginners' Computer Classes
      10 week course introduces learners with no previous IT skills or experience to basic computer applications. Participants will need to speak and understand English to a reasonable standard.

      You can register for the course at Doras reception, Mount St. Vincent, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick, or you can ring Helen O'Grady at 061 310 328.

      Dublin 2 - 11/10/2012
      Integration through Sport - the German Lesson
      On the eve of the World Cup qualifier, Republic of Ireland versus Germany, Sport Against Racism Ireland will kick-off FARE Action against Racism Week 2012 with a workshop on cultural integration and social inclusion through sport.
      Gitta Axmann, representing the German Olympic Sports Confederation, will present the pattern of change that resulted in a radical shift in a participation strategy for migrants in the German sports system. Gitta, who holds a UEFA B coaching licence, will talk about the developments that have led to the German sports family drawing on the country's wealth of talent among it's ethnic minorities.
      Ken Mc Cue of SARI will respond and detail the work of this social enterprise in the implementation of the EU White Paper on Sport and the strategic plan to have Equality Clauses inserted into the constitutions of the National Governing Bodies of Sport in Ireland by 2014. Ken will outline the work in progress that is designed to produce an anti-discrimination mobility manual for Further Education and Vocational Education and Training sectors in the field of Sport that will eventually lead towards a common cultural integration and social inclusion syllabus in academic and technical institutes dealing with sport across the European Union of 27 countries.
      Max Mauro will present an overview of his practice based research that engages with the social worlds of two youth football teams based in the multi-ethnic district of West Dublin. This PhD study explores processes of identity, construction and reconstruction, culture, belonging and citizenship.

      The debate will be mediated by Dr. Brian Kerr, former Manager of Republic of Ireland and Faroe Islands national football teams.

      Venue: Goethe Institute, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
      Time: 2 - 5 pm

      Telephone: 085 1056134

        Dublin - 15/10/2012 for 5 weeks
        Free Sessions with HR Consultant
        NCP is launching this free five week part-time workshop is for anyone who is looking for employment or making a career change. Jobseekers will meet individually with recruitment consultant http://www.adarehrm.ie Adare HR to discuss CV's, letters & job search. Workshops will cover key areas in recruitment procedures.

        Please Note: Places restricted to twelve participants. Places allocated on a first come first served basis. RSVP by Friday, 5 October 2012

        Time: Monday, 15 October 2012, 10 am - 1 pm.

        To Register: contact


        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October
        Dublin 1 - Every Wednesday and Friday from 17/10/2012
        Sari Soccernites
        FREE TRAINING AND COACHING for boys and girls aged 14-18. Participants may represent SARI and compete in national and international events. Players must wear Astro trainers (NO STUDS or BLADES of any kind).

        Venue: O'Connell School, North Richmond Street, off North Circular Rd, D1
        Time: 6 pm to 7.30 pm every Wednesday and Friday

        For further information please call:

        SARI01 873 5077
        Kerrie Clohessy086 265 2175

        Limerick -18/10/2012
        EU Anti-Trafficking Conference
        Conference on trafficking and anti-trafficking responses to raise awareness of this modern form of slavery in Ireland.

        For more information, please contact Doras Luimni Anti-Trafficking Officer, Patricia Stapleton. RSVP before 11th October.

        Telephone:061 310 328

        Venue: The Hunt Museum, Rutland Street, Limerick
        Time: 2 - 5 pm

        Cork - 19/10/2012
        Migration, Domestic Workers & Human Rights: Gender Equality and the Limits of Rights
        This conference will be hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (University College Cork) and the Irish Human Rights Commission.
        For more details, please contact conference administrator:

        Patricia Stapleton
        021 490 2728

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        Limerick - 20/10/2012
        "Stepping Out: Your Voice, the Change"
        The Excelling Women Network is an intercultural network for all women aimed at empowering migrant women and their organisations in Ireland.
        Speakers are Elaine Dalton from the Clare Women's Network, Liz Price from the Limerick Women's Network, Alphonsie Masamba from the Excelling Women's Network, Gabriell Hanrahan from the University of Limerick, Orla Ni Eilli from the Clare Immigrant Support Centre, Jumoke Oyewo from Doras Luimni.
        Admission is free.

        Venue: Limerick Diocesan Pastoral Centre, St Michael's Courtyard, Denmark Street, Limerick.
        Time: 11 am to 2 pm

        For further information, please telephone:
        Kate Njoku086 103 0377
        Orla Ni Eilli087 238 5990
        Cida Silva085 783 1799

        Dublin 1 - 22/10/2012
        Embers of Words
        Launch of a new anthology of poetry by 16 migrant poets living in Ireland. Themes include exile, oppression, conflict, violence and identity. Contributors come from various national and ethnic backgrounds, including Russian, Nigerian, Indian, Italian, and many others.


        Venue: Dublin Writers' Museum, 19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1
        Time: 11.30 am

        Dublin 2 - 24/10/2012
        Migrants and the Irish Economy
        This is the launch of the report by Jim Power and Peter Szlovak on the positive role migrants have played and continue to play in the Irish Economy. It shows that their skills and expertise will play a vital role in Ireland's future growth and business prospects. The speakers will be:
        Jim Power, Economist
        Anne Heraty, CPL Recruitment Killian Forde, CEO The Integration Centre
        Asseesh Dewan, Jaipur Restaurant

        This will be an evening networking event with wine and canaps served upon arrival.
        Venue: House of Lords Room, Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin 2
        Time: Reception: 6.00pm, Launch: 6.30-7.30pm

        RSVP: Please RSVP by October 22nd to

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        Dublin 2 - 25/10/2012
        Racism and Social Change in the Republic of Ireland (2nd Edition)
        Niall Crowley with the School of Applied Social Science of UCD is launching the second edition of Bryan Fanning's book.

        Venue: The Common Room, Arts Block, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4
        Time: 6.00PM

        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October

        Dublin 1 - 27/10/2012
        African Leadership and Excellence Awards 2012
        The African Voice Newspaper is calling for nominations for these awards. Nominees should be people of African descent who have attained a high level of professional excellence, made a contribution to Irish Society, and act as role models for other Africans.

        There are 9 categories of award
        Professional - Finances, Legal, Technology, Science,
        Entrepreneur and business
        Educational excellence
        Community development
        Future leaders
        Corporate Social Responsibility
        Public Sector
        Life Time Achievement

        The Public can submit their nominations in the various awards categories on the online nomination system between 02 August –10 October 2012. The address is


        The assessment will take place between 11th – 20th October 2012
        Winners will be notified 22nd - 23rd of October 2012

        Venue: Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.
        Time: 6-11 PM

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        November 2012

        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October

        South Dublin - 5/11 - 12/11/2012

        Social Inclusion Week
        If you click on the picture below you will open the brochure listing all the events in South Dublin County Council's Social Inclusion Week, 2012.

        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October

        Dublin 2 - 9/11/2012
        "Rethinking Migration"
        There will be discussions in two roundtables focusing first, on the state of migration studies in today's Ireland, and second, on possible future agendas for migration studies. A number of researchers from DCU and NUIM will open the discussion, and all participants will be invited to contribute to a fruitful dialogue. This seminar is free to all. If you wish to attend the book launch which follows, please RSVP to before 1st November.

        Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
        Time: 3 to 5.30 pm

        Integration in Ireland: The Everyday Lives of African Migrants
        Dil Wickremasinghe will be launching this new book from authors Mark Maguire and Fiona Murphy, published by Manchester University Press in the "New Ethnographies" series. A reception with wine and cheese will follow.
        If you wish to attend the book launch, please RSVP to
        before 1st November.

        Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
        Time: 5.30 to 7 pm

        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October

        Dublin 24 - 10/11/2012
        Diwali (Festival of Lights)
        India Club Ireland are hosting a celebration of Diwali (Festival of Lights) with an evening of music, dance, and song. Indian vegetarian food will be served. Programme of Classical Dances and music to celebrate Diwali. Desi Riderz (DJ-L) will be the DJ and there will be dancing till late.

        Venue: St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, St Brigid’s Church Rd, Stillorgan, Co.Dublin.
        Time: 7 pm

        TICKETS: Adults: €20.00
        Children : 6 – 12 yrs: €10
        UNDER 6YRS – FREE (Please inform at the time of Booking)

        Tickets available from the following. Early booking is required.
        Tania: 087 2496545 Anu: 086 9171569 Sushma: 086 358 9317
        Rama: 087 990 550 Hanish: 086 3819296

        For further information please contact
        Website: http://www.indiaclubireland.org

        Dublin 2 - 12/11/2012
        Diwali Festival of Lights Feile na Soilse दीपावली
        Deepavali or Diwali is the biggest and brightest Indian festivals, which is celebrated among all communities in India. Deepavali (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dpval) translates into ‘festival of lights. The event will be preceded by a reception, short speeches, Indian classical dance, Irish-Indian dance fusion and food. The event is planned as a valuable networking event in Irish- Indian cultural relations, which will bring together the leaders of the community, trade and academics.

        Venue: City Hall, Dame St, Dublin 2
        Time: 7 pm

        For further information please contact:

        Telephone: 01-4131241

        Dun Laoghaire - 14/11/2012
        Workshop on Diversity and Older People
        Age and Opportunity are organising this workshop will address the experience of ageing and the particular issues faced by migrants and ethnic minority groups, with the aim of developing policies and practical strategies to work towards inclusion, participation and equality.

        For further information please contact Paul Maher at Age and Opportunity - 01 805 7709

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        Dublin 14 - 17/11/2012
        Diwali - Festival of Light
        Hindu Cultural Centre Ireland (HCCI) are hosting a Diwali celebration. There will be dinner, cultural activities, classical dance, Bollywood dance, music and a DJ.

        Tickets (including dinner) will be €15 for adults, €5 for children aged 10-15, and free for children under 10.

        Venue: Taney Parish Hall, Taney Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14
        Time: 7 pm

        For further information, please contact

        Website: www.hindu.ie

        Dublin 2 - 19/11/2012
            Who Cares? The Experience of Migrant Care Workers in Ireland: a Roundtable organised by Migrant Right Centre Ireland (MRCI). This roundtable will:
            Examine emerging equality and human rights issues for migrant care workers.
            Explore challenges in light of changing demographics, future care provision and standards in the care industry
            Present findings from a scoping study conducted
            Map out opportunities to address the equality and human rights concerns of migrant care workers for the future

        Dr Carol Baxter, Head of Development, Equality Authority will chair the roundtable. Dr Sarah Spencer, Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford will speak and Aoife Smith & Anele Jakiel of MRCI will present their research findings on the experience of migrant care workers in Ireland.

        Venue: Equality Authority, 2 Clonmel Street, Dublin 2
        Time: 10.30 am to 1 pm

        For further information, please contact Grinne O’ Toole
        Phone: (01) 889 7101

          This project is funded by the European Union’s Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013)

        Dublin 2 - 22/11/2012
        Stand Up Against Racism
        Show Racism the Red Card presents this comedy show featuring Karl Spain, Ross Browne, David McSavage, and Steve Cummins. Profits go to Show Racism the Red Card's work harnessing the appeal of sports stars to combat racism and promote integration.
        Tickets: €10

        Venue: 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
        Time: 7.45 pm

        For further information/tickets, please contact

        Telephone: 086-1579058


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        December 2012

        CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  FREE TRAINING & COACHING  for Boys and Girls aged 14-18   Every Wednesday and Friday 6-7.30 pm from 17th October

        Dublin 1 - 7/12/12
        Joe Costello, TD, Minister of State for Trade and Development, will launch the2013 A– Directory Of Dublin Migrant Organisations & Support Groups, produced by the New Communities Partnership and network members. All are welcome.
        Venue: Irish Aid and Development Centre, 27-31 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
        Time: 2 pm
        Please RSVP by 5th December to

        Telephone: 01-671 36399058

        Limerick - 10/12/12
        An Examination of Ethnic Entrepreneurship in the Mid West. Doras Luimn, in partnership with the University of Limerick commissioned this report to provide local enterprise and support organisations with valuable information around the potential for growth of business in the migrant community. Speakers include Mr Gordon Kearney, Chairman Limerick Chamber of Commerce, and the author of the report, Dr Naomi Birdthistle, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

        Venue: The George Boutique Hotel, O’Connell Street, Limerick
        Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

        For further information, please contact:
        Telephone: 061 310328
        086 835 7203


        Cork - 11/12/12 - 18/12/12
        Art in Action. Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre are hosting an art sale to celebrate International Human Rights Day. Work by Katherine Beug, Lucy Buckley, Tom Climent, Lena Cronin, Maurice Desmond, June Fairhead, Sarah Gleeson, Tim Goulding, Pamela Hardesty, Eileen Healy, Anne Kearney, Carol McGabhan, Donna McNamara, Cora Murphy, Julian Smith, Stefan Syrowatk, Blessing Sanyanga and Louis le Brocquy. A work of collaboration between Vivenne Roche and Derek Mahon will also be on display. Event is sponsored by Earnest Cantillon.

        The sale runs until 18th December. Proceeds will support Nasc's human rights work.

        Venue: Cork Vision Centre
        Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

        For further information, please contact Marguerite McQuaid
        Telephone: 021 431 7411


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