Registration is now open and the deadline for applications is June 7th for community groups who wish to apply for funding though the Community Centres Investment Fund (CCIF), a new fund which will see €15m invested this year in community buildings across the country.Read More
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Here are 21 reasons why Ireland is a better place today for taking care of refugees. And – ON THE OTHER HAND – there are 8 major concerns/challenges. What have we missed, good and bad?Read More
There should be a war tax (eg 1%) imposed on corporations earning profits of over €1m to help finance communities to support refugees.
Ireland thankfully opened its doors to take in war refugees from Ukraine and the response from Irish people has been fantastic, but this could run for years.
We are a rich country partly because multi-nationals are attracted here by low corporation taxes and the space provided for “tax efficiency”. Now we are in an emergency and those who can afford to pay more tax should do so.
‘Changing Ireland’ has followed a Kildare family over the weeks and now months as they have taken in refugees. A few others in the area have done likewise, but Matt – a dairy farmer in his early 50s – was the first to move and the first to take in refugees in his locality. He acknowledges other hosts might need cash, but said: “It would change it. That’s not why we are doing this.”Read More
Up to half the 600-plus people who attended a jobs fair in Co. Kerry on Monday were refugees or asylum-seekers. Interviews for some took place on the spot and employers, job-seekers and the organisers – focused as they are on integration – rightly declared the event a success.Read More