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Homeless or losing your home?


‘Homeless and losing your home?’ is a useful guide of homeless services and supports in the Greater Dublin Area. As the homeless situation continues to deteriorate especially in Dublin, has identified that homeless people, and in particular those facing homelessness for the first time, can be overwhelmed by the range of services they need to access to… Read more »

Homeless or losing your home?


Le Chéile – our new newsletter


Le Chéile is a new periodic newsletter from Crosscare Migrant Project for people and organisations working for the welfare of Irish emigrants. Le Chéile has a particular focus on innovative projects and initiatives, new and emerging challenges for Irish emigrants across the globe and different ways of dealing with common challenges. Across the world there are… Read more »

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Mind How You Go (mindhowyougo.ie)


“I didn’t realise how hard it would be to cope with the little things” Young Irish emigrants open up about coping with emigrating The loneliness and homesickness experienced by young Irish people who have left here to find work abroad has been laid bare in a new website to help support others who are planning… Read more »

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Government urged to connect with emigrants


Crosscare Migrant Project has called on government to initiate a database of Irish emigrants abroad, with a view to creating a stronger on-line connection between the Irish State and its diaspora. Migrant Project staff made a number of proposals in a presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade (Wednesday 1st October,… Read more »


Response to CSO migration estimates


Released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) earlier today, the new emigration estimates are sadly confirmation that we can now begin to compare this most recent wave of emigration with that of the 1980s. While it is encouraging to see a decrease in emigration compared to last year this is all still in the context… Read more »


Report launch – Crosscare Information & Advocacy Services


Today, July 23rd 2014, we launched our ‘Year 1’ report celebrating the first year of our new integrated Crosscare Information & Advocacy Services. Crosscare Information & Advocacy Services is composed of 3 projects – Housing & Welfare Information, the Migrant Project and the Refugee Service. The projects came together in February 2013 to provide co-ordinated services… Read more »


New Minister of State for the Diaspora


Crosscare Migrant Project welcomes the appointment of Minister Deenihan as the first ever Minister of State for the Diaspora. This is a significant boost to all Irish people abroad and official acknowledgement that they are important and not forgotten. Minister Deenihan will now have crucial decisions to make on what his priorities are going to… Read more »


NEW Irish Integration Strategy


In March 2014 the Irish Government announced it is developing a new Integration Strategy to promote the integration of migrant communities in Ireland. Crosscare Migrant Project, together with our Refugee Service and Housing and Welfare Infomation service made a submission to the Cross Departmental Group responsible for reviewing Ireland’s current integration activities and developing a… Read more »


Diaspora engagement submission to DFA


Our recent submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Review of Ireland’s Engagement with the Diaspora focused on three main areas – Connecting with the Irish abroad, Understanding the needs of different emigrant and Diaspora communities overseas, and Returning emigrants. In it we make various recommendations on Presidential and Parliamentary Voting Rights, an… Read more »


Irish Emigrant Register Proposal


Our submission to the recent Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Review of Ireland’s Foreign Policy and External Relations proposed the establishment of an Irish Emigrant Register. This register would act as a connecting mechanism between the Irish State and its citizens abroad, many of whom feel forgotten about once they emigrate. The register would… Read more »


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