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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Integration

This year
What does Africa Day mean to Afro-Irish people living here today?
It’s a celebration of culture and a recognition of success, mixed with demands for better recognition and a reflection on what is happening in Sudan.
'Onus on us all to challenge narrative that single males pose threat to communities', TDs told
The Department of Integration says finding accommodation for asylum seekers is “extremely difficult”.
Last year
Further protests in Dublin's East Wall over asylum seeker accommodation
Hundreds of people gathered to protest at the housing of refugees at the old ESB building this evening.
'The saddest journey of my life': Asylum seekers on navigating Ireland's immigration process
Asylum seekers who spoke to researchers praised supports such as counselling but said their treatment in some situations made integration difficult.
The major minority: protecting the Polish language for a new Irish generation
Polish community activists tell The Good Information Project that language can be a barrier for many of the 125,000-strong population here.
Limerick and Tyrone stars speak out as amalgamation motion gathers momentum
‘As a male inter-county footballer, by standing by and being quiet, you are part of the problem here.’
All time
Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.
New recruitment drive focuses on diversity as garda body warns of 'ticking timebomb'
The GRA said a lack of racial diversity in particular may mean “an explosion in our communities”.
Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'
“Any such change would be driven by a strategy to better integrate our newest citizens.”
Kilkenny mosque debate: 'This could become dangerous. Tensions could escalate'
This week I wished I lived in Ballaghadareen and not in Kilkenny, writes Malcolm Noonan.
The last Traveller secondary school in the country told it's to shut down in June
“The fifth years have already said it, their parents have said it – those kids are not going to continue their education next year.”
German minister criticised for saying Islam is 'not part of Germany'
Germany’s Muslim community is estimated to be about 4.5 million.
‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation
An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.
Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.
How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.
Private firms housing refugees and asylum seekers were paid €60 million last year
The rise in spend by the RIA came against the background of the numbers accommodated by the agency last year decreasing from 4,696 to 4,425 at year end.
Bohemians have invited up to 80 Direct Provision Centre residents to attend Dalymount Park tonight
Between 60 and 80 residents of Direct Provision centres across Dublin will be welcomed to Dalymount Park as guests for tonight’s game against Drogheda United.
Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome
The announcement that the refugees would be arriving has encouraged donations of books and toys.
Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy
Other measures include English language training programmes and community grants.
'Integration means you are Syrian and now you're Irish as well'
A welcome reception for Syrian refugees is being held in Blanchardstown today.
'We shouldn't fear the 'racist' label when bringing criminals to justice'
It is wrong to ignore this issue, but equally wrong to punish every man, woman and child who enters Europe for the crimes of a few.
Irish-speaking family threatened with deportation given work visas and permission to stay
Six weeks ago, the Ware family were given a month to leave Ireland. Today, they got the news they’ve been waiting for.
Opinion: Learning from the Paris bloodshed – the need for an intercultural Ireland
Irish sports clubs, and in particular the GAA, have been immeasurable helpful in warmly welcoming young people from diverse backgrounds.
'A number of young Irish people have left Ireland to fight alongside ISIS'
Irish MEP Brian Hayes says more needs to be done to make sure these people feel part and parcel of Ireland.
"I like it here, it's quiet, better for the children" - Integration in Ireland's 'little Brazil'
Just under a quarter of the Galway town is from Brazil.
"We really need to ask ourselves as a society how are we failing young people"
Professor Brendan Kelly made the comment as a new report into mental health in Europe is released.
PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments
The company has teamed up with three bitcoin payment processors, allowing sellers to accept bitcoin as payment for digital goods.
Shatter: 'Immigrants have had a transformative impact on Irish society, for the better'
A review integration policy in Ireland is being carried out, with the minister urging people to make written submissions.
Apple takes Siri for a spin by launching hands-free software for drivers
CarPlay is built primarily around Siri voice commands and the first cars supporting the service will come from Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.
Gmail change will soon allow anyone on Google+ to email you
Thankfully, you can opt-out of it.
"Fine Gael has demonstrated that racist remarks are okay with them" - Integration Centre
Darren Scully’s re-admission to the Fine Gael party has caused anger with one migrant support group.
An Post launches 4 new stamps to highlight Ireland's diversity
The stamps show people from outside of Ireland working and living in the country.
What's going on with Superquinn sausages?!?
Superquinn is being integrated with SuperValu. Are the sausages no more?
Column: Why are asylum seekers protesting?
Protests by asylum seekers are not a manifestation of greedy migrants looking for more entitlements from the state, but the symptom of a deeply flawed and failing immigration system, writes Matt Canon.
Irish attitudes to immigrants have become ‘more negative’ over last 7 years
A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
Swedish riots 'should serve as a wake-up call' for Ireland
The Integration Centre said that many of the same issues in Sweden exist here and that policymakers must act to address this.
Alliance Party calls for legislation on flags and emblems
The party said all permanent emblems should be subject to planning consent.
Most of Ireland’s new citizens do not feel part of society
The survey found that 86 per cent of our new citizens have completed third level education while over 80 per cent are working.
Sports Film Of The Week: The Ghosts of Ole Miss
The latest in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series reflects on the football team that played on during the shameful campus violence at the height of the civil rights movement.