2021

Humans as political weapons – why Warsaw declined EU support – Polish-Belarusian border crisis

By Anonymous On the 9th November Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki explained to parliamentarians why Poland did not ask Frontex soldiers to support Polish services on the Polish-Belarusian border. The prime minister argues, “Today we defend our borders efficiently”. This is not the first time that PiS (the nationalist ruling party) used rising fear of …

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A YOUNG MIGRANT/REFUGEE IN IRELAND

By Abdulai Mansaray Direct provision is Ireland’s system of accommodating those seeking international protection while in the asylum process, run and controlled by the International Protection Accomodation Service (IPAS), an administrative section of the Department of Justice. It was initially  created as a short-term means to accommodate people seeking international protection, providing them with food, …

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Wellbeing Session

By Ramatoulaye Kaloga Steering Committee Ireland For me, the session was about how to look after my mental health. We live in a busy world where everyone is worried about the next thing to do. As a result of this there is less, and less time being spent on ourselves. I call this personal neglect, …

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