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‘Homeless or Losing Your Home?’  - a guide to services and supports

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015

Crosscare Information & Advocacy Services has produced a useful guide of homeless services and supports in the Greater Dublin Area

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We are recruiting! We are looking for an Immigration Information & Advocacy Officer to join our team

Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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We are looking for an Immigration Case Work Intern!

Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for an intern for a 6-9 month placement to assist our Immigration Information & Advocacy team.

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Research Intern Opportunity with Crosscare Migrant Project

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015

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The Algerian Consulate is in Dublin until 26th March to assist with biometric passport applications

Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL PROBATIONARY EXTENSION STUDENTS - Stamp 4 application form now available

Posted: Monday, March 02, 2015

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Committee to consider migrants’ access to social welfare

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Crosscare’s Befriending Service

Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Interested in a rewarding volunteer experience? Join Crosscare's Befriending Programme and support a new member of the community!

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Immigration figures for 2014 released by the Department of Justice and Equality

Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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100th Citizenship Ceremony held today-

Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015

http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Minister%20Fitzgerald%20attends%20100t

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Vacancy for an Immigration Case Work Intern

Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

We are currently looking for an Immigration Case Work Intern to join our team!

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Chinese speaking volunteers needed!

Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Are you a fluent Chinese speaker? Can you volunteer a couple of hours per month?

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Information for Algerian citizens living in Ireland

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Consulate of Algeria in London has posted some information for Algerian citizens living in Ireland who need to renew or apply for an Algerian passport.

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Reforms of the international student sector

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014

Reforms for international students in Ireland will be taking effect from 1 January 2015. There will be a new interim list of eligible courses for students. Read on for more information on these changes.

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Information for former work permit holders - Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Reactivation Employment Permit Scheme is a scheme for non-EEA migrants who previously had an employment permit in Ireland. Where these workers lost their permit through no fault of their own, or were badly treated or exploited in the workplace, this scheme allows the person to apply for temporary immigration permission so that they can work legally again and make an application for a Reactivation Employment Permit.

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Changes relating to Employment Permits

Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014

A number of updates were made on 1st October 2014 to the General Employments Permit Scheme. The changes include different types of employment permit, new application forms and changes to the list of Ineligible Categories of Employment. See http://www.djei.ie/labour/workpermits/ for more details.

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Reform of the student immigration sector planned

Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2014

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Next steps announced for students on the Probationary Extension Scheme

Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New information available for all students currently on the two year probationary extension scheme - http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/WP12000012

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Crosscare Migrant Project recruiting for an Information and Advocacy Worker

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014

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Crosscare Connections introduces a new Befriending Programme

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Innovative ‘Opening Power to Diversity’ scheme now open for applications

Posted: Friday, August 08, 2014

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Crosscare Migrant Project recruiting an Immigration Case Work Intern

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014

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Embassy of Zimbabwe Consular visit to Ireland on 30th June & 1st July 2014

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

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Embassy of Afghanistan visiting Dublin on 4th & 5th June 2014

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014

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Philippine Consulate Passport Outreach in Dublin on 17th & 18th May 2014

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Read our submission for a new Irish Integration Strategy

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014

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New Minister for Justice and Equality appointed

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014

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New GNIB Certificate of Registration Card for non-EEA nationals

Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2014

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Eden College in Dublin has closed - impact for non-EEA students

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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New employment permits legislation can benefit undocumented workers

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Have your say on the new strategy for Integration of migrant communities in Ireland

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Temporary residency for vulnerable Syrian nationals

Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Creative writing course for new Irish communities

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2014

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Apply for ground breaking migrant political integration scheme

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014

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Updated Citizenship Application Forms

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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NGO roundtable meeting on barriers to social protection for immigrants

Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014

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New Policy Document on Family Reunification

Posted: Friday, January 03, 2014

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International Migrants Day 18th December 2013

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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Embassy of Kosovo visiting Dublin on 20th & 21st December 2013

Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Crosscare Migrant Project recruiting an Immigration Case Work Intern

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Register to vote before 25th November 2013

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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New eForm for Employment Permit applications

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013

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New Subsidiary Protection procedures introduced

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Closing date to apply for the Opening Power to Diversity scheme extended to 28th October

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Embassy of Afghanistan visiting Dublin on 10th & 11th October 2013

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Apply for ground breaking migrant political integration scheme

Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013

Application process opened for ground breaking migrant political integration scheme.

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Updated Information on De Facto Partnership Immigration Permission in Ireland

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service have updated the information on their website for applications for De Facto Partnership Immigration Permission (DFPIP).

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Opening Power to Diversity - 1st Report

Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013

First report on our OPD scheme!

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Zimbabwean Embassy visiting Dublin on 3rd & 4th June

Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013

Representatives from the Zimbabwean Embassy will be in Dublin on Monday and Tuesday to offer services to Zimbabweans living in Ireland. They will deal with applications for passports, temporary travel documents and child registration. For more information see the website of the Embassy - http://www.zimlondon.gov.zw/index.php/component/content/article/37-to-all-zimbabweans-in-ireland

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New information for spouses and civil partners of students

Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2013

Last week the Student Review Office announced that spouses and civil partners of students who were granted the 2004 Student Probationary Extension will now be considered for an extension of their student permission. The application period is next week 8th - 10th May.

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New information relating to Employment Permits

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today the Department of Justice (INIS) and the Department of Jobs announced some new initiatives relating to Employment Permits. The new procedures will allow Non-EEA nationals to apply for an employment permit if they are offered employment in an area where there is a skill shortage in the Irish labour market.

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Chinese speaking volunteers needed!

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2013

We are looking for Chinese speakers to join our team of volunteer interpreters. If you are interested please contact us.

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Visit to Dublin by the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Representatives from the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo will be in Dublin on 4th, 5th and 6th April. For more information see http://www.ambardc-londres.gov.cd/

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New Citizenship Application Forms

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013

The Department of Justice has updated the Citizenship Application forms. If you are applying for naturalisation make sure you use the new form, and post it to the new address You can find the new forms here: http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/Citizenship%20Application%20Forms

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We have a new drop-in centre!

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013

We have opened a new drop-in information centre in Dublin City Centre. The new centre is located at 2 Sackville Place, Dublin 1.

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Be aware of a visa scam

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013

A number of people applying for visas for Ireland have received emails from a fraudulent email address requesting the payment of a "Security Deposit" as proof of sufficient funds for travel. This is NOT a genuine email and you should not reply to it.

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Press release from the Minister for Justice & Equality

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013

Minister Shatter has issued a press release publishing key figures on immigration related activity in Ireland in 2012 and outlining broad plans for further reform of the immigration system in 2013

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Photos and video of International Volunteer Day

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013

See the links below for some photographs and a short video of the International Volunteer Day event held on the 5th of December.

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Apply for OPD migrant political integration scheme

Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013

We are now accepting applications for the OPD migrant political integration scheme. Closing date is the 18th of January 2013.

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RTE interviews with new Irish citizens

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012

Almost 3,500 people became Irish citizens yesterday. Interviews with several new citizens can be watched on RTE Player.

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Free Mandarin language tour of the Chester Beatty Art Museum & Library

Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

There will be a free Mandarin language tour of the Chester Beatty Library taking place on Saturday 15th December from 2pm.

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Updated contact details for INIS

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012

A new list of email addresses and contact details for different sections in INIS is now available on the INIS website.

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New Communities Partnership Citizenship Application Support Service (CASS)

Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012

New Communities Partnership provides a free Citizenship Application Support Service for immigrants. See their website for more details

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Application process open for OPD migrant political integration scheme

Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012

We are now accepting applications for the third round of the Opening Power to Diversity scheme which will run for six months from April 2013.

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Immigrant Council of Ireland survey on the views of new Irish citizens

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is conducting a survey of newly naturalised Irish citizens to get their views on a number of issues. To take part please click on the link below

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Increase in immigration registration fee

Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The fee to register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has increased to €300 since 19th November. Anyone renewing their GNIB card will now have to pay this increased fee.

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OPD Interview on Near FM

Posted: Friday, October 05, 2012

Click here for a podcast of the interview which was broadcast on Near FM with OPD participants Maureen O'Sullivan TD, Evans Shirihuru and Crosscare Policy Officer Joe O'Brien .

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NEW INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012

New immigration scheme announced for students who have been living in Ireland since before 1 Jan 2005

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Labour market restrictions ended for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens

Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012

On 17th July 2012 the Irish Government decided to end the restrictions on accessing the labour market for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens.

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Living in Ireland is now mobile

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2012

You can now access the Living in Ireland on your smartphone.

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Volunteering Opportunity for Arabic Speakers

Posted: Friday, July 06, 2012

We are looking for volunteers to translate text from English into Arabic.

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Opening Power to Diversity - call for applicants

Posted: Monday, April 16, 2012

Crosscare Migrant Project are looking for applicants to take part in our Opening Power to Diversity scheme. The Opening Power to Diversity scheme will match volunteer migrants with a number of TDs. Over a six month period beginning in September migrants will get a unique and valuable experience and insight into how politics works in Ireland by observing and assisting the TD in his/her daily work.

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Congratulations to 4000 Irish citizens

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012

On 1st April 2012 some 4000 people will become Irish citizens at citizenship ceremonies held at the Convention Centre in Dublin.

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Chester Beatty图书馆社区大使项目

Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012

Chester Beatty图书馆现提供中文,阿拉伯语以及日语的导游服务。作为首次在爱尔兰提供的多语种导游服务,图书馆的社区大使项目旨在向多民族社区推广图书馆的常设展览。

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Romanian and Bulgarian parents of Irish citizen children have free access to the Irish labour market

Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2012

Since 28th February 2012 Romanian and Bulgarian citizens who are parents of Irish citizen children do not require an employment permit to work in Ireland.

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Person or Number? report into issues faced by immigrants accessing social protection in Ireland

Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012

The Person or Number? report provides a snapshot of 54 cases of immigrants presenting to NGOs in Ireland

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The Chester Beatty Library’s Community Ambassador Programme

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012

The Chester Beatty Library now offers tours in Mandarin, Arabic and Japanese. These tours are made available through the Library’s new Community Ambassador Programme.

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Places available on the EPIC Programme

Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012

The EPIC Programme- Employment for People from Immigrant Communities is a Social Inclusion Programme in Business in the Community Ireland. There are places available on the 2012 EPIC Programme.

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Two new initiatives for migrant entrepreneurs and investors

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Minister for Justice has announced the introduction of two new initiatives for migrant entrepreneurs and investors which will replace the current Business Permission scheme.

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Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for Chinese-speaking volunteers

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for 3 Chinese speakers to join our volunteer interpreter team.

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Happy Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon

Posted: Monday, January 23, 2012

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Migrant Integration Internship

Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for an intern for our Migrant Integration Internship.

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Join our Website Group!

Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012

Are you looking for something new to do now that we are in a new year? How about joining our Website Group and help to develop this website?

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Happy Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011

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International Migrants Day - 18th December 2011

Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

International Migrants Day is celebrated every year on 18th December. The MRCI observed this day by organising a candlelit march for the undocumented in Dublin.

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Solidarity March for the Undocumented

Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011

The MRCI is organising a Solidarity March for the Undocumented on Saturday, 17th December 2011.

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Stamp 0 - New Immigration Stamp

Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2011

On 1st December 2011 the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service introduced an additional immigration stamp called Stamp 0.

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Thank you to all our volunteers on International Volunteer Day

Posted: Monday, December 05, 2011

Crosscare Migrant Project thanks all our volunteers on International Volunteer Day

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www.livinginireland.ie is 2 today!

Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011

On 25th November 2009 Crosscare Migrant Project launched its immigrant integration website: www.livinginireland.ie. To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Living in Ireland website we decided to make a series of immigration information videos.

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Online survey of ICT use by immigrant communities in the EU

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011

The EU is sponsoring the first large-scale survey to better understand how immigrant communities in the European Union use information and communication technologies (ICT) - and the effects of this use on their social, economic, and cultural integration.

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Changes to Irish Citizenship Forms

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Since 10th November 2011 there are new application forms for Irish citizenship.

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New Reference Numbers for the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service has announced a change to their reference number system.

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Register to vote for the next President of Ireland before 10th October 2011

Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Only Irish citizens can vote for the next President of Ireland. If you have recently become an Irish citizen make sure you are registered to vote in the Presidential Election.

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Interested in Irish politics? Why not join the Opening Power to Diversity scheme?

Posted: Friday, July 15, 2011

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for participants for its Opening Power to Diversity scheme.

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New Communities Partnership and Dublin Employment Pact launch Work Experience Scheme

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011

The Work Experience Scheme is targeting Third Country Nationals living in specific areas of the Dublin Region for work experience in three Local Authorities: Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

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Living in Ireland Website Group - call for participants

Posted: Friday, May 06, 2011

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for new members for our Living in Ireland Website Group to help to further develop the Immigration Sections of the website.

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Policy Work Internship

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011

Crosscare Migrant Project is looking for a Policy Work Intern for a 6-month placement. This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.

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Work Experience Programme for Migrant Women in Greater Dublin Area

Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

AkiDwA is introducing a work experience programme for migrant women called Door to Work.

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ЗАЯВИТЬ О СЕБЕ  В ПЕРЕПИСИ

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011

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DEIXAR A SUA MARCA NO CENSO 2011

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011

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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 Dept of Justice & Equality & Pobal.