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Ombudsman Calls for Urgent Reform of the Asylum Seeking Process

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly  today described as a scandal, the fact that the lives of children of asylum seekers here are put on hold as their parents wait to have their cases processed. (Listen here to podcast)

"My overall thesis reflects my concern that in terms of our treatment of families and children we may well be breaching not just our own constitution but international human rights convention as well.

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Put a Cork in it for Lent

Pioneers call on people to drink less during Lent

The CEO of the Pioneers Association, Mr. Padraig Brady, is calling on people to abstain or reduce their alcohol consumption during Lent.

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Chinese-Belvedere Student Exchange


Twelve Chinese students from Ren Da Fu Zhong High School, one of the top secondary schools in Beijing, will begin the first ever exchange visit programme between an Irish and a mainland Chinese school.

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