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Immigration & asylum

Articles on immigration into Ireland, and into Europe

Documentary film: The Richness of Change

The Richness of Change is a series of ten ultra-short films, documenting immigration into Ireland, that I directed. Each one-minute film tells the story of one person’s move to Ireland. The films were produced by Fomacs and were broadcast on RTE in April 2008. They were commissioned by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, and originally… read more +

Report from Morocco: Dying to get into Europe

Published in the Sunday Tribune, June 8, 2008 “I struggled out of the water, into the rescue boat. “After some minutes, they brought out my woman. She was already dead. “Then, after some minutes, they brought out my baby. Dead too.” Eric Onaginu paid a trafficker €2,600 to ferry himself, his wife, Pat, and their… read more +

Review of 2007: The days before the Africans

This was the year when immigrants got themselves a mayor, a minister, and a voice on the Irish stage. As in politics, so too in the theatre: most of the talking for immigrants is being done by the Irish – but not all.