Mosney was supposed to be a short-term solution. 18 years on, the campus houses over 600 people. Newcomers to Ireland who have already faced years of instability are forced to spend months, and often years, in direct provision centres such as Mosney. In a recent piece, I argued that Ireland’s long history with emigration… Continue reading Cabin Fever in Mosney: Can We End the Isolation of Direct Provision?
When I think of the Repeal movement, a few images immediately spring to mind. I see the simple and stark caps-lock REPEAL lettering across Anna Cosgrave’s black jumpers. I see the eye-catching blue and red of Maser’s heart-shaped Repeal the 8th mural, which people have replicated on banners and t-shirts the world over. The latest… Continue reading Art and Activism in Ireland: Leanne Woodfull on Repeal Chain
“I was handcuffed in the airport and that is the most heartbreaking thing for me because in my mind I thought people who were handcuffed were prisoners, people who have committed crimes, people who needed handcuffs. I was really distressed and I asked the officer not to do it because of the way I was… Continue reading Exposing Inhuman Treatment in Detention Centers
It’s been a hard week for Irish women. Today – International Women’s Day – the country is on strike. The strike is organised by pro-choice lobbyists seeking to repeal the eighth amendment. Introduced in 1983, the eighth amendment to the Irish constitution effectively bans abortion. Women throughout Ireland have the opportunity to join the… Continue reading End the Shame: Strike 4 Repeal
The Great Irish Famine began in 1845. For seven years, starvation and disease gripped the country. Over one million people left Ireland seeking refuge elsewhere. The plight of the Irish during the famine is a brutal part of history that nobody wants to remember. But it’s one we should never forget, especially in light of… Continue reading The Irish Were Refugees Too: The Famine, The Refugee Crisis, and the Modern Coffin Ship
We’ve dedicated this episode to discussing the Muslim Ban, but specifically to boost the voices of Muslim people at this time. Adiba and Amanda surround their discussion of the ban, its implications, and consequences, around the contributions of Muslim, and non-Muslim, people from both the U.S. and Ireland. If you are in any way affected… Continue reading Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out
This morning, 150 women stepped into the science gallery with their femfest lanyards swinging from their necks, coffee in hand and smiles on their faces. It’s not a sight that most of us see. It’s brilliant to have spent a day surrounded by bright, young women who aren’t just perceptive of the world around them… Continue reading Femfest: The Past, Present and Future of Feminism