Dermot O’Leary Appeals For Support For Vulnerable Irish in London

One of Britain’s biggest stars, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, is appealing for people to back the London Irish Centre’s special Christmas appeal for vulnerable members of the Irish community in the city. O’Leary, whose full name is Sean Dermot Fintan Michael Gerard O’Leary, Jr. was born to Wexford-born parents Sean and Marie. He wears […]

Immigrants committed to Ireland despite recession – Immigrant Council of Ireland

Immigrants who have established their home in Ireland are showing they want to remain here and play their part in bringing the country out of recession, according to new figures released today (Monday, 10th September 2012) by the Immigrant Council of Ireland.   During the first seven-months of the year 2012 the Council’s helpline and […]

Political Participation: Under-Representation of Immigrants in Legislative Bodies

The parochial, constituency based approach of Irish politics excludes newcomers, resulting in the under-representation of immigrants in legislative bodies, i.e. The Seanad, Dail and local councils.   Helena Clarke, Director of Public Affairs with The Integration Centre said, ‘the low levels of political participation among migrant communities should be of great concern to the Irish […]