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DIRECTORY

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MIGRANT
LED ORGANISATIONS
SECOND EDITION

Directory
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Migrant
Led Organisations

Second Edition

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CONTENTS
Foreword
Afghan Community of Ireland
Africa-Caribbean Forum
Africa Centre
African Community Development Project
African Cultural Awareness Project
African Voice Newspaper
AkiDwA
Art Polonia
Association of Chinese Professionals in Ireland
Association of Ghanaian Professionals in Ireland
Association of Nigerians in Galway
Association of the Moldovan Community of Ireland
Bilingual Forum Ireland
Bini Community
Brasilforall Ltd
Clare Immigrant Support Centre
Congo Lisanga The Congolese Network Ireland
Corks Multicultural Newspaper The Immigrant
Derry Pl Polish Centre
Diaspora Womens Initiative
Discovery Ministry
Diverse Eireann
Dochas Kilkenny
Filipino Youth Integration
Ghana and Ireland Friendship Association
Guinean Association of Ireland
Imeasc Irish Speaking Immigrants
India Club Ireland
Information and Support Unit for New Communities
Integration of African Children in Ireland
Ireland India Council
Ireland Poland Business Association
Irish-Congolese Business and Cultural Association
Irish Council of Chinese Social Services / Irish Chinese Information Centre
Irish Lebanese Cultural Foundation
Irish Polish Cultural and Business Association in Limerick
Jamaicans and the Wider Caribbean Communities in Ireland
Knit Project Limited
Laois Ethnic Minority Support Group
Latin America Solidarity Centre
Latvian Association for Latvians in Ireland
Lithuanian Association in Ireland
Louth African Women Support Group
My Cork Polish Association
New Communities Partnership
Nigeria Association Network Ireland
Overseas Chinese Organisation
Overseas Medics of Ireland
Overseas Nurses Section, Irish Nurses Organisation
Patoak Communications

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Pavee Point Roma Programme
Peace Corps Localise Polish Group (Korpusy Pokoju)
Polish Information and Culture Centre In Dublin
Polish Social and Cultural Association in Dublin
Portuguese Association of Ireland
Rainbow Neighbourhood Project
Romanian Community of Ireland
Seeds
Slovak Centre Ireland
Somali Community in Ireland
Women from Minorities Network Ireland
Index by region

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FOREWORD
In May 2006 the Immigrant Council of Ireland published its first Directory of Migrant Led
Organisations in response to a need for a centralised information resource on the location of these
organisations and the services they offered. The directory was a very popular publication, much
sought-after by individuals and organisations seeking to engage more with migrant groups.
However circumstances have changed over time. While some migrant-led groups in Ireland are well
established, others are more informal and transient, and some responded to specific service needs and
have moved on. As a result, while a number of the groups in the first edition have ceased to exist, new
groups have emerged. In response to these developments, we have updated the directory with this
second edition.
The number and range of organisations featured in this directory demonstrates the vast contribution
migrants make in the civic, commercial and community spheres across Ireland. It highlights the range
of supports and activities conducted by small, often voluntary organisations, despite the lack of
financial support available to many of them. The directory illustrates the fact that migrants are actively
participating in Irish society and are active agents in the integration process.
This edition of the directory features more organisations than the first edition - 61 in total. Each entry
includes information provided by the groups themselves, in their own words, on their goals, services or
activities and relevant contact details. We would like to thank all those who have contributed to this
publication.
The ICI also would like to thank the Citizens Information Board and the Office of the Minister for
Integration for their financial support for this project. We would also like to thank ICI Research and
Integration Officer Fidle Mutwarasibo for initiating the project and overseeing the second edition,
Integration Intern Pamela Peris, who liaised with all the organisations and updated the information and
Communications Intern Emma Nyhen who edited the publication.

Denise Charlton, CEO


Immigrant Council of Ireland
May 2009

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Details of the
Migrant Led Organisations

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this directory is accurate and up to date,
however the details of the organisations listed may change over time and the ICI cannot be held liable
for inaccuracies in the text.
Copyright 2009. Immigrant Council of Ireland

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AFGHAN COMMUNITY OF IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To be active in international and cultural activities


To support Afghan refugees and asylum-seekers
To establish links with governmental and non-governmental organisations

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Afghan annual holidays celebrations


Support for Afghan refugees and asylum-seekers
Provision of assistance for organisations running programmes in Afghanistan
Newsletter publication
Addressing integration issues
Educating Irish society and other communities about the Afghan culture

LINKS / COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


The community established links with most voluntary organisations in Ireland such as The
Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI), Integrating Ireland, New Communities Partnership (NCP), Irish
Refugee Council, Arts Council, National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism
(NCCRI), Cairde and universities.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Nasruddin Saljuqi
Address: 82 Westhaven, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Phone: 01 082 27485
Mobile: 085 711 8340
Fax: N/A
Email: afgcommunity@hotmail.com
Website: http:// nasrudinsaljoqi.tipod.com
Opening Hours: 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: 300065
Charity Number: N/A

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AFRICA-CARIBBEAN FORUM
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To be the voice representing the interests of African and Caribbean immigrants and where
necessary to provide them with representation, mediation and advocacy
To provide information, advice and guidance to immigrants and to act as an information resource
on the cultures of African and Caribbean countries
To give visibility to African and Caribbean residents and to act as a conduit for development
assistance for African and Caribbean immigrants

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Family days for residents of Africa and the Caribbean


Participation in intercultural days
Participation in St. Patricks Day celebrations
Forums on issues relating to the needs and interests of African and Caribbean immigrants
Providing information about business opportunities in African and Caribbean countries
After-school programmes for young people and crche facilities for parents
Community development

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Africa-Caribbean Forum is linked with other organisations representing Africans, Caribbeans and
other ethnic groups in Ireland.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Persons: Morris Ansa Ndiyo, Sue Komolafe, Dr Livingstone Thompson
Address: Unit H2, Balmoral Estate, Navan, Meath
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 086 880 2660, 086 396 9526, 086 373 7135
Fax: N/A
Email: ansa@ireland.com, akoms93@yahoo.com, thompsonliving@yahoo.ie
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2007
Company Registration Office Number: 459545
Charity Number: N/A

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AFRICA CENTRE
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To advance attitudes, policies and actions promoting justice, social inclusion and meaningful
participation for African communities in Ireland
To encourage a more positive Africa-Ireland exchange
To advocate, educate and network towards a just and inclusive society in Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Development education
Community empowerment
Policy research and networking
Capacity building

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Akina Dada wa Africa (AkiDwA), NCP, National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI), Bloom
(movement for global justice), Irish Development Education Associations (IDEA), Comhlmh

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Eric Yao
Address: Africa Centre, 9c Lower Abbey Street, Methodist Mission Building, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 865 6951
Mobile: 086 832 3499
Fax: 01 865 6951
Email: info@africacentre.ie
Website: www.africacentre.ie
Opening Hours: 9am 5pm
Year Founded: 2000
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: 14980

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AFRICAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT


ORGANISATION GOALS
The aim of the project is to support the African Community residing locally in Waterford as well as
nationally through identifying their needs, as individuals and as a community, and to provide
assistance in addressing those needs. The target groups are African asylum-seekers, refugees
and immigrants. It is hoped that the project will continue to possess the ongoing capacity to deliver
services and contribute towards making a positive change in the lives of each individual and target
group.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


This community development project aims to help those who are in a vulnerable position by
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Education
Training
Capacity building
Empowerment
Community development and general inclusion
More specific projects are envisioned in the future

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Malcolm Eremionkhale
Address: Waterford
Phone: 087 261 8184
Mobile: 087 261 8184
Fax: N/A
Email: acufest@yahoo.ie
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: 9627854I

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AFRICAN CULTURAL AWARENESS PROJECT


ORGANISATION GOALS
The African Cultural Awareness Project was established to promote cultural awareness,
acceptance and social integration in order to advance racial harmony and community cohesion.
The goals are to change attitudes, challenge behaviours and raise cultural awareness through
networking, collaboration and training.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


This project is committed to educational processes that address issues of equality, inclusion, race
awareness, integration and interculturalism. It works with various cultures, but particularly with
African cultures through schools, youth projects, community development projects and community
development groups in Ireland. The project focuses primarily on raising diversity awareness in the
area of the arts and the participation of Africans and other cultures at local community level and
beyond.
More specifically, the project is involved in the following activities:
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Intercultural activities promoting and cultivating an appreciation for cultural difference


Running school programmes to raise cultural awareness
Organising activities that focus on mutual understanding and inclusion
Holding annual multicultural festival initiatives
Organising workshops and conferences
Organising the annual Christmas Integration Carnival

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Malcolm Eremionkhale, Florence Simeon
Address: c/o Maranatha Christian Church Fellowship Railway Square, Waterford
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 261 8184
Fax: N/A
Email: acufest@yahoo.ie
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2004
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: 9625063N

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AFRICAN VOICE NEWSPAPER


ORGANISATION GOALS
The African Voice, which is a registered national newspaper, was established with the aim of
promoting cultural diversity and integration through the media in Ireland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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The newspaper focuses in particular on African and African-Irish people in Ireland, along with
more general news coverage.
Every issue of The African Voice publishes features stories, columns, news briefs, profiles, sports
and much more.
The African Voice prints the news that affects both the individual and the community.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Africa Centre, African embassies, AkiDwA, NCCRI, ICI, Integrating Ireland, colleges, NGOs,
religious bodies

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Malcolm Eremionkhale
Address: c/o Maranatha Christian Church Fellowship Railway Square, Waterford
Phone: 087 261 8184
Mobile: 087 261 8184
Fax: N/A
Email: info@theafricanvoice.ie
Website: www.theafricanvoice.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2007
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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AkiDwA
ORGANISATION GOALS
AkiDwA was established in August 2001 with the aim of responding to and addressing the existing
and changing needs of African and migrant women living in Ireland. It is a voluntary, nongovernmental organisation and a representative body for all African and migrant women living in
Ireland irrespective of their national/ethnic background, tradition, religious beliefs, socio-economic,
or legal status. AkiDwAs work focuses on development and human rights issues based on a
gender perspective.
AkiDwAs mission is to promote equality for African women living in Ireland so as to ensure
positive change and social justice. AkiDwAs goals are to promote equality for migrant women
living in Ireland, who participate in the economical, social cultural and political fields.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Support and information


Networking
Awareness-raising
Education and training
Influencing policy and advocacy
Capacity building

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Salome Mbugua, Monica McMahon
Address: 29 Gardner Street, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 814 8582
Mobile: 087 415 0906
Fax: N/A
Email: info@akidwa.ie, salome@akidwa.ie
Website: www.akidwa.ie
Opening Hours: 9.30am 5pm
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: 17227

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ART POLONIA
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To establish a mutual understanding of existing cultures between Poland and Ireland


To create a professional forum for international cultural cooperation between the Irish and
newcomers
To provide an opportunity for Irish artists to present their work in Central and Eastern Europe

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Events presenting contemporary art and reflecting on the conditions for its positive development in
the context of contemporary society
Enhancing exchange and links between artists, critics and organisations with similar goals
Organising and promoting cultural events with a view to bridging international artists, arts
professionals, arts-supporting initiatives as well as audiences and communities
Cultural events including festivals, exhibitions, workshops, panels, readings and seminars
Services for Irish arts professionals include: programme proposals, press materials, PR within the
Polish Community, graphic design, and print materials in both languages, organising itineraries for
Polish artists in Ireland and support for setting up productions
Services for local arts professionals and initiatives include: support and promotion of cultural
events hosting Polish artists in Ireland, programme proposals for event-organisers willing to host
Polish artists, promotion of cultural events within the Polish community and in the Polish media,
translation, support for setting up productions, organising itineraries for Polish artists in Ireland

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Temple Bar Culture Trust, Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Project Arts Centre,
Filmbase, Music Network, Music 21, St. Patricks Festival, World Culture Festival, Dn Laoghaire
Institute of Art, Design and Technology, International Theatre Festival SpielArt Munich,
International Theatre Festival Theatre Express Berlin, Theatre Cinema - Michaowice, Theatre
A3 Emotions Collectors Warsaw, Aukso-Music Foundation Warsaw, Polish Film Festival Dublin, Polish Embassy - Dublin, Polski Herald, Polska Gazeta, Polski Express, RT, Anna Livia,
Irish Polish Society, RT, AIB Group, Axis Arts Centre, Sligo Integration Festival, Dom Taca,
Pozna, Teatr Polski, Wrocaw, Sikorski Design, Letcombemedia

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Monika Sapielak
Address: Art Polonia, Dublin
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 086 841 2857
Fax: N/A
Email: sapielak@artpolonia.org
Website: www.artpolonia.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A
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ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE PROFESSIONALS IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To connect all Chinese professionals, who work in Ireland, to form a community and to exchange
information and ideas by organising activities
To bridge and set up communication links between the Chinese community in Ireland and
organisations and companies in China
To assist the Chinese community in Ireland in adapting to Irish society and culture
To organise charitable and money-raising activities
To teach Chinese and promote the Chinese culture to migrant Chinese children of all age groups

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Celebrations and parties for members, such as New Years Eve party
Forums or barbeques with various organisations, such as Bank of Ireland, Chinese Embassy
and Irish Chinese Association
Sports activities
Excursions and social activities
Charity events and other money raising money activities for Sichuan Earthquake fund

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


ACPI is the key member of United Chinese Federation of Ireland. ACPI works with Irish and
Chinese organisations, societies and other international societies.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Cindy Liu
Address: 28 Cabinteely Crescent, Cabinteely, Dublin 18
Phone: 01 402 2868
Mobile: 0876143678
Fax: 014024985
Email: cindy.liu@dit.ie
Website: www.chineseinireland.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2004
Company Registration Office Number: 404339
Charity Number: N/A

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Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

ASSOCIATION OF GHANAIAN PROFESSIONALS IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To bring all Ghanaians professionals in Ireland under one umbrella


To promote and maintain understanding and cooperation among professionals
To mobilise human and financial resources for the advancement of Ghanaian communities within
Ireland and Ghana
To encourage and foster professional and personal development of Ghanaians
To promote the members welfare and well-being
To encourage networking between similar professional organisations in Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


AGPI seeks to mobilise and inspire all Ghanaians in Ireland to realise their full potential through
entrepreneurship, education, employment and healthy living. Furthermore AGPI mobilises human,
material and financial resources towards the advancement of Ghana. AGPI aims to transform the
seemingly brain-drain into brain-gain as well as instilling in Ghanaians the sense of
professionalism and patriotism. AGPI strives to equip the Ghanaian community in Ireland with the
requisite skills and expertise enabling integration through full participation in all facets of Irish life.
AGPI achieves its objectives through fundraising activities as well as periodic dining events and
information sessions for members of the Ghanaian community.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


AGPI collaborates with other African professional associations, the Government of Ghana and
other national Governments.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Dr. Vincent Agyapong
Address: 15 Manorfields Green, Clonee, Dublin 15
Phone: 085 128 9175
Mobile: 085 128 9175
Fax: N/A
Email: info@agpireland.org
Website: www.agpireland.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2007
Company Registration Office Number: 455698
Charity Number: N/A

AGPI

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ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIANS IN GALWAY


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To promote, encourage and foster unity among all Nigerians in Galway


To promote unity and understanding between Nigerians and others living and or residing in
Galway, through the exchange of ideas and information
To create and sustain a positive image of Nigerians in Galway
To create a supportive environment for Nigerians in Galway
To provide professional assistance and advice to members
To encourage and facilitate the effective integration of Nigerians in the socio-political and
economic activities of the community
To make representations on behalf of Nigerians with both governmental and non-governmental
organisations and agencies in Ireland
To act as link and liaise with other Nigerian organisations and agencies, with a view to fostering
similar aims and objectives

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Dissemination of information to members of the community on a regular basis


Organising cultural awareness-raising events
Organising and facilitating interactive and intercultural events
Facilitating capacity building events and projects for the benefit of members of the community
Corresponding with other organisations and agencies on behalf of the community

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Galway NCP, Galway Refugee Support Group, Greater Edo People, Igbo People Association,
Anioma People Association, Nigeria Associations Ireland, Cork and Dublin

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Persons: Niyi Adelekun, Ademola Adelowo
Address: 3 The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 791 7071, 087 936 7564
Fax: N/A
Email: assniggalway@hotmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2004
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

ASSOCIATION OF THE MOLDOVAN COMMUNITY OF IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
The Association of the Moldovan Community in Ireland works on issues affecting the common
experience of Moldovan expatriates living in Ireland and aims to cater for Moldovans common
needs through cultural, educational and advocacy programmes.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


The associations current priorities are to set up English language classes for beginners and to
organise an event in March 2009 with its main objective of raising the profile of Moldova as a
European neighbour.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Moldova Vision (an Irish charitable organisation developing community-based services in Moldova)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Elisaveta Babei
Address: 100 The Berkley, Pembroke Square, Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4
Mobile: 083 355 4374
Fax: N/A
Email: eli.babei@moldova.ie or info@moldova.ie
Website: www.moldova.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

BILINGUAL FORUM IRELAND

ORGANISATION GOALS
Bilingual Forum Ireland is a new project, which aims to raise awareness relating to bilingual issues
in Ireland. Bilingual Forum Ireland provides a free service for families and educators to develop
this awareness.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Free workshops on bilingualism (for parents)


Teacher-training on bilingual education
Talks in schools and organisations on multilingualism and multiculturalism
Workshops and discussions on request

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Francesca LaMorgia, Wesley Moynan
Address: 28 Lawlor Way, Fairgreen, Portlaoise, Laois
Phone: 057 933 7605
Mobile: 086 065 4449, 087 694 3766
Fax: N/A
Email: bilingualforumireland@gmail.com, wesleymoynan@yahoo.com
Website: www.bilingualforumireland.com
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

BINI COMMUNITY
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To promote the rich cultural heritage of the Bini community in Ireland


To foster good relations between the Bini community and other ethnic groups in Ireland
To promote good relations and proper integration of Binis into Irish society
To encourage the spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding amongst all Binis in Ireland
To come to the aid of members, both socially and educationally
To provide family support
To assist in hosting cultural events and providing educational development within the
communities in Ireland
To help alleviate adult illiteracy among the Bini community in Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Information
Advice
Assistance
Liaising with other communities
Organising integration conferences and workshop
Cultural dance display
Binis annual Igue festival (New Year celebration)
Adult computer classes

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


NCP, Dublin Multi-Cultural, Cairde, Libya Community, Somalia Community

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Edwin Igbinosun
Address: 10 Corn Market, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 6713639
Mobile: 0851081288, 0863340706
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: bini2community@yahoo.com
Website: www.binicommunity.org
Opening Hours: 10am 2pm
Year Founded: 2004
Company Registration Office Number: 9658309G
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

BRASILFORALL LTD
ORGANISATION GOALS
Our mission is to promote Brazil, its people and culture.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Events and celebrations


Provision of useful and necessary information about Ireland
Recruitment of students for prominent colleges in Ireland
Brazilian Beauty Salon

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Marcio Chaves
Address: 3, Whitefriar Place, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 476 3333
Mobile: 087 219 5890
Fax: 01 418 9941
Email: mchaves2008@hotmail.com
Website: www.brasilforall.com.br
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 420 289
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

CLARE IMMIGRANT SUPPORT CENTRE


ORGANISATION GOALS
Clare Immigrant Support Centre (CISC) works to ensure access to appropriate state and
community services and to uphold all rights and entitlements of the migrant community in Clare.
CISC encourages and seeks to facilitate the integration of migrants into their local community by
responding to individual needs and supporting their involvement with local service-providers,
agencies and groups.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Drop-in-service (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 10am 1.30pm)


Family support work
English language programmes
Liaison, advocacy, community development and Outreach work
Social policy
Training
Cultural, social and commemorative events

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


CISC works with a Clare Interagency Steering Committee implementing an integrated strategy to meet the
needs of ethnic minorities in Clare. CISC also links with Solas, Ennis CDP, Integrating Ireland, Ethnic
Minority Working Group (Limerick), Clare Intercultural Network, Association of Nigerians in Clare,
Ghanaian Irish Friendship Association, Citizens Information Centre (CIC), Comhairle, Vocational
Education Committee (VEC) and Health Service Executive (HSE)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: rla N il
Address: Unit 13 Carmody Street Business Park, Ennis, Clare
Phone: 065 682 2026
Mobile: 087 238 5990
Fax: 065 682 2017
Email: cisc@eircom.net
Opening Hours: Drop-In-Service: 10am 1.30pm (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 450316
Charity Number: CHY 18089

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

CONGO LISANGA
THE CONGOLESE NETWORK IRELAND
ORGANISATION GOALS
Lisanga Congo is a non-governmental organisation created by Congolese residents in Ireland in
2005 primarily from the merger of Congo Solidarity Group (1998) and Congolese Irish Partnership
(2000) Congo Lisanga works with people who are concerned about the welfare of the Congolese
community in Ireland in the process of integration into Irish society. The aims are:
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To support, advise and assist Congolese nationals living in Ireland


To foster good relations and understanding between the Congolese, Irish society and other
communities living in Ireland
To advocate on behalf of the Congolese community
To unite and organise the community and promote projects in areas such as education, youth,
health, employment and human rights
To set up and maintain a Congolese network

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Providing information, advice and general guidance for asylum-seekers


Linking and referring clients to mainstream service-providers
Assisting individuals with specific needs
Providing information to the media and general public on human rights, social, economic and
political issues relating to the Democratic Republic of Congo
Promoting and organising of social events

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Cairde, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Department of Justice), Department
of Social and Family Affairs, FS (Training and Employment Authority), NCCRI, Amnesty,
Integrating Ireland, NCP and Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Blaise Tangamu National Coordinator
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 671 3639
Mobile: 086 248 4599
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: congolisanga@caramail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: Please call for an appointment
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A
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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

CORKS MULTICULTURAL NEWSPAPER THE IMMIGRANT


ORGANISATION GOALS
Corks Multicultural Newspaper The Immigrant is a voluntary, community, non-profit organisation
which promotes Irish culture and traditions to newcomers and introduces cultural diversity to Irish
society. The newspaper has been operating since May 2004 and it is the only free multicultural
newspaper in Cork. It promotes multiculturalism, positive attitudes and integration. Its code of ethic
is 3N, which represents non-political, non-sectarian, non-racist.
The principal aim of the newspaper is to provide comprehensive information to a diverse range of
readers and to give them the opportunity to express themselves by publishing their opinions and
by answering their questions through coverage in The Immigrant.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


The content of the newspaper provides helpful information and facts on important issues such as
education and training, housing, employment opportunities and related activities. It also covers
information in relation to culture, news, health service, childcare, entertainment and services
available to migrant workers, foreign students, newcomers, immigrants and interested members of
the local community.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


The newspaper helps other communities, voluntary and statutory groups as well as individuals to
gain an understanding of immigrant issues and contributes to immigrant strategies. It achieves this
through a comprehensive coverage of immigrant issues, publishing changes in Ireland due to
immigrants contribution to society and by direct engagement with major networking organisations.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Tania Zhinzhina
Address: Unit 72, Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork City, Cork
Phone: 021458 0904
Mobile: 087 281 9834
Fax: N/A
Email: theimmigrant@eircom.net
Website: www.theimmigrant.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2004
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A
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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

DERRY PL POLISH CENTRE


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To support the Polish community in Derry


To assist in solving problems faced on a daily basis
To create good relations with other communities by organising cultural activities
Future goals include: setting up a Polish cultural centre, holding information seminars with
individuals and groups as well as creating a website for information exchange

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Social services: English classes, assistance with filling in applications forms and registering with
GPs and job centres, supporting and facilitating access to employment opportunities and
housing
Cultural services: Polish movie screenings, celebrating Polish annual holidays (St. Andrews
Day), collaborating with local libraries in order to provide Polish books and magazines for
children and adults
Upcoming service: psychological service

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Solidarity, Equality, Education, Diversity and Support (SEEDS)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Ewelina Kubiak, Marlena Musialek
Address: 7-15 Foyle Street, Derry
Phone: 028 713 70989
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: derry.pl@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

DIASPORA WOMENS INITIATIVE


ORGANISATION GOALS
Diaspora Womens Initiatives (DWI) goal is to generate and promote social change, where HIV
and related problems are openly discussed. It is hoped that this will improve access to information,
care and subsequent support for parties affected. Furthermore it should help reduce the number of
new infections.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Awareness initiatives on the health and welfare of HIV/AIDS related issues among migrant
communities and Irish society
Creating networks and links with migrant communities and Irish-led service-providers
Advocacy and research on the health and welfare of HIV/AIDS policy issues
Support and information to HIV and AIDS affected/infected women
Developing organisational capacity to achieve DWIs goals

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


DWI is linked to organisations such as NCP, Africa Centre, AkiDwA, Cairde, Open Heart House,
Gradma, St Jamess Hospital, Church of Ireland, Dublin AIDS Alliance, Dublin City Council and
ICI.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Juliet Amamure
Address: Diaspora Womens Initiative, New Communities Partnership, 10 Corn market, Dublin 7
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 085 105 1894
Fax: N/A
Email: diaspora.dwi@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

DISCOVERY MINISTRY
ORGANISATION GOALS
Discovery Ministry was coordinated by The Chaplaincy for the International Community, Church of
Ireland, Anglican Communion, Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. The Ministry was put in place
to respond to immigration and integration challenges as they affect the Church. A further aim is to
provide pastoral and other assistance to those migrating to Ireland. It draws inspiration and
guidance from scripture, the Holy Spirit and Anglican Social teaching. In this ministry, there is a
listening ear to deal with individual, family or collective pastoral needs regardless of colour,
creed/religious affiliation, language or status. Discovery Ministry recognises all human beings as
equal members of Gods family and helps citizens and migrants create opportunities to build
loving, trusting and understanding relationships with one another, especially at local levels.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


Discovery Ministry serves as a useful link for contact and cooperation with governmental and nongovernmental agencies, as well as other organisations which deal with immigration issues. In
doing so, this will help build a relevant future church and a more productive, fair, healthy and
stronger society. It encourages migrants cultural, social and spiritual talents and transcultural
fellowships called Discovery Services. It harnesses and celebrates diversity, sharing love and
care for one another. All programmes are facilitated by this Ministry and Chaplaincy.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Discovery Ministry cherishes the partnership in mission and relationship with those who share
communion and fellowship with individuals, sister churches and governmental and nongovernmental organisations. Discovery Ministrys doors are open to all who wish to partner or
serve in creating love among all peoples and advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: The Reverend Obinna C. Ulogwara (Chaplain)
Address: St. Maelruains Parish Centre, Main Street, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Phone: 01 495 8710
Mobile: 087 247 6339
Fax: 01 495 8710
Email: revobinna@dublin.anglican.org, discovery@dublin.anglican.org
Website: www.dublin.anglican.org/dioceses/chaplaincies
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

DIVERSE EIREANN
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To enhance interaction, understanding and respect of different cultures


To promote integration
To celebrate cultural diversity

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Creating an awareness of the richness of diverse cultures that are now in Ireland
Developing an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of interculturalism
Promoting respect of cultural diversity in society

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Ennis CDP, Clare Intercultural Network

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Daudi Kutta
Address: 68 Dromard, Lahinch Road, Ennis, Clare
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 086 361 3093
Fax: N/A
Email: dkutta@diverseeireann.org
Website: www.diverseeireann.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2000
Company registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

DOCHAS KILKENNY

ORGANISATION GOALS
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To act as a voluntary support agency to migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers


To promote integration by creating and fostering links with the local community
To empower newcomers in order to have their voices heard

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Advocacy
One-to-one support
Outreach Migrant Information clinics
Social gatherings
Projects to respond to specific needs as they arise

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Dochas Kilkenny has links with other statutory and community agencies.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Theresa Delahunty
Address: Social Services, Waterford Road, Kilkenny
Phone: 056 778 9916
Mobile: 086 192 7033
Fax: 056 776 3636
Email: kilkennydochas@eircom.net
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm (Monday, Tuesday), 10am - 1pm (Thursday) or by appointment
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

FILIPINO YOUTH INTEGRATION

ORGANISATION GOALS
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To promote integration among young Filipinos to the multicultural society in Ireland


To empower and serve as voice for young Filipinos

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


Filipino Youth Integration (FYI) conducts social and cultural activities on behalf of young Filipinos
for the purpose of integration. These activities and events range from educational workshops,
consultations and advisory committee sittings as well as music, dance and art events, which has
given rise to the Young Filipino Cultural Performers. FYI also serves as a hub to relay to young
Filipinos information about intercultural events taking place in Ireland.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


FYI is currently affiliated with the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Consulate Office. FYI is in
the process of affiliating itself with NYCI and Catholic Youth Care (CYC). FYI is at its initial stages
but is growing and evolving.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Jeremy Ramos
Address: N/A
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 086 863 1985
Fax: N/A
Email: jeremydramos@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

GHANA AND IRELAND FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To promote racial tolerance and to integrate Ghanaians into Irish society


To promote intercultural communication between the Irish and Ghanaians
To foster intercultural cohesion through dialogue
To promote educational and cultural cooperation between schools and institutions of higher
learning in Ghana and Ireland
To promote intercultural communication between the Irish and Ghanaians
To preserve and promote Ghanaian culture and traditions in Ireland by organising exhibitions,
lectures, seminars and public events
To provide moral, financial and material support to its members in times of crisis

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Reaching out to locals through the medium of culture


Promoting educational and cultural cooperation between schools, colleges and institutions of
higher learning in Ghana and Ireland
Networking with other NGOs in Ghana and Ireland
Promoting the transfer of information technology to Ghanaian schools
Attending community fairs
Teaching traditional games, such as Ampe and Oware (games of logic and arithmetic)
Performing traditional drumming, highlife music and dance
Exhibiting Ghanaian artefacts, crafts and traditional outfits
Storytelling and drama

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Integrating Ireland, NCP, Clare Immigrant Support Centre, Doras Luimn, Cois Tine, Department
of Justice, Law Reform and Equality, Reception and Integration Agency

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Mark Mantey (President), Mr Fredrick Amponsah (General Secretary)
Address: Lourdes House, Childers Road, Rosbrien, Limerick
Phone: 087 121 6059
Mobile: 087 121 6059
Fax: N/A
Email: ghana_eire@yahoo.ie
Website: www.ghaire.com (under construction)
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: 9627518P

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

GUINEAN ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
This association is a non-profit organisation with an overall aim of providing advice, services and
assistance to the Guinean community and facilitating their integration into Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Providing information and advice to the Guinean community in Ireland in matters relating to
education, accommodation, employment, discrimination and interculturalism
Strengthening, encouraging, and promoting close relationships among Guineans and friends of
Guineans in Ireland
Promoting education and other interests of Guineans through information exchange, seminars,
workshops and media programmes
Promoting and protecting human rights in Guinea

LINKS / COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Guinean Association of Ireland collaborates with the majority of organisations sharing the same
objectives.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Cisse Sanfang
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 10
Phone: 01 671 3639
Mobile: 0860456885, 0867322371
Fax: N/A
Email: csanfang@yahoo.fr
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2007
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

iMEASC IRISH SPEAKING IMMIGRANTS


ORGANISATION GOALS
The aim is to promote the Irish language and culture to new migrant communities, which will
improve and develop migrants understanding of Ireland as well as assisting them in the process of
integration into a multicultural Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Workshops and courses in Irish language and culture


Advice on courses in Irish language
Advice on particular issues pertaining to language and culture for communities adapting to life in
Ireland
Advocacy where appropriate to promote the integration of communities into a multicultural Ireland
Active membership of iMeasc is granted to migrants who have completed at least one recognised
course in Irish and entitles that individual to membership of the iMeasc Branch of Conradh na
Gaeilge.
Associate membership of iMeasc is open to all Irish-nationals and migrants who wish to support
the aims of iMeasc.
iMeasc provides support for foreign-nationals living abroad who are studying Irish and wish to be
part of the iMeasc network.

LINKS / COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Network group of students of Irish at Moscow State University and active contributor to Irelandbased immigrant organisations

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Tony Pratschke
Address: Lothlorien, Sol alaigh, Co. Chill Mhantin
Phone: 076 602 5220
Mobile: 087 270 3403
Fax: N/A
Email: iMeasc@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

INDIA CLUB IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
India Club is a non-political, non-sectarian voluntary organisation founded in 1971 in order to
promote good relations between the Irish and Indians. The aim of the club is to promote an
understanding of the history and culture of India.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Social occasions and get-togethers


Charity events
Baisaiki
Fashion shows
Childrens competitions
Diwali festival
India Food Festival
Picnics

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Member of Federation of Indian Communities in Ireland, Indian Punjabi Society, Irish Malayala
Association, Bengali Cultural Association, Malayalam Kerala Cultural Association, Irish Indian
Organisation, Ireland India Cultural Society Irish Indian, Ireland Telegu Association, IVT, Hindu
Cultural Centre, Gopio

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Tania Kaur McFarland
Address: 23 Thomastown Road, Killiney, Dublin
Phone: 01 235 0445
Mobile: 087 249 6545
Fax: N/A
Email: taniamcfarland@eircom.net
Website: http://www.indiaclubireland.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 1971
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

INFORMATION & SUPPORT UNIT FOR NEW COMMUNITIES


ORGANISATION GOALS
The goal is to provide opportunities for foreign-nationals based in Waterford to enhance their lives
and their ability to be become active members in Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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English language and literacy courses


Computer-skills courses
Minority youth group projects
Information seminars
Womens healthcare programme
Employment services and work-readiness programmes
Cultural integration activities
Mens self-advocacy programme
Legal service for refugees
Evaluation and research

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Waterford Area Partnership, Waterford Youth Arts, Adult Education, St Brigids Family and Resource
Centre, Integrating Ireland, Waterford One World Centre, HSE, Citizens Information Board, Childrens
Group Link, Waterford City Council, Waterford City Childcare Committee

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Br Kevin Mascarenhas (Director)
Address: Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre, Mount Sion, Barrack Street, Waterford.
Phone: 051 852 564
Mobile: 087 238 9671
Fax: 051 841 578
Email: isuoffice@gmail.com
Website: www.edmundrice.ie/isu
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 350739 (ERIHC)
Charity Number: 14748 (ERIHC)

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

INTEGRATION OF AFRICAN CHILDREN IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
To promote equality and address the integration needs, which have an impact on the
development, health, education, well-being and sense of belonging of African and migrant children
living in Ireland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Youth exchange, cultural diversity training and intercultural childcare training with providers,
teachers, parents/family, youth workers and Garda
Positive parenting skills and basic childcare training with young mothers
Personal development training with young people and aged-out minors
Presentations in conferences as requested
Bi-weekly youth activities such as drama, singing, dancing, trips, arts and crafts
Annual three-week summer project
Annual international/intercultural food fair
Annual end of year project
Easter and St. Patricks Day project
Annual art exhibition
One World Week (annual event sponsored by National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) workshop
for children and family)

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Catholic Youth Care, Africa Centre, Dublin City Council, NCP, Integrating Ireland, ICI, AkiDwA,
South Dublin County Council (SDCC)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Yemisi Ojo
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: Tel: 01 671 3639
Mobile: 086 402 3953, 087 634 5283, 087 629 3828
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: iaciyouth@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: 9.30am 3.30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Year Founded: 2003
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRELAND INDIA COUNCIL


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To provide a forum for person-to-person contact, business-to-business interaction and cultural


exchanges between individuals and organisations in Ireland and India
To provide a platform to exchange ideas for academics, the media as well as public and private
organisations in the field of Indian studies
To provide a platform for the development of professional and institutional links and the promotion
of public and private events which foster public awareness about Irish-Indian relations and the
integration of Indians living in Ireland
The council has a wide and flexible remit which extends from political, commercial and business
links to the fields of performing and visual arts and beyond.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Seminars, lectures and talks focusing on topics of India and Ireland cooperation
Cultural Exchange to nurture bilateral relations and/or economic interactions between individuals
and communities
Organising and supporting cultural events, photo, art and sound exhibitions, fashion shows, film
shows and festivals
Quarterly electronic newsletter, where members and eminent personalities contribute articles
Organising or coordinating business-partnership meetings as well as supporting and hosting
delegates going to India or coming to Ireland

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


On 30 January, 2007 the project Integrating Indians was launched in Dublin. This project is
designed to bring the Irish-Indian community closer together through comprehensive and
sustainable efforts. It aims to assist the integration process of the Indian community in Ireland,
both with Irish and other communities and to actively link the Indian community with its Diaspora.
This benefits not only the Indian Diaspora in Ireland, but also society in general through its
entrepreneurship, investment and professional skills.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Prashant Shukla
Address: 9 Russell Crescent, Russell Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Phone: 01 413 1241
Mobile: 087 774 8566
Fax: N/A
Email: prashant@irelandindiacouncil.ie
Website: www.irelandindiacouncil.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2002
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A
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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRELAND POLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

ORGANISATION GOALS
The aim is to promote trade and business relations between Ireland and Poland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Regular business functions with guest speakers from leading businesses in Ireland and Poland
Regular news bulletins on Irish/Polish business affairs
Trade seminars on investment opportunities
Business advocacy with the Government and relevant business organisations in Poland and Ireland
Access to an extensive information resource

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Irish Small and Medium Enterprises (ISME), Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Chambers of
Commerce

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Tess Byrne
Address: No. 4 The Vicarage, St. Johns Road, Dublin 4
Phone: 087 3171960
Mobile: 087 3171960
Fax: N/A
Email: admin@irelandpoland.com
Website: www.irelandpoland.com
Opening Hours: Business hours
Year Founded: 1991
Company Registration Office Number: 435659
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRISH - CONGOLESE BUSINESS AND CULTUTRAL


ASSOCIATION
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To assist the Congolese community to integrate efficiently into Irish society


To set up commercial, business and cultural relations link between Ireland and the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (DR Congo)
To promote Irish goods and services in DR Congo
To promote exports, goods and assets of DR Congo

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Barbeque
Music
Football
Art exhibition in January 2009

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Paul Partnership, Doras Luimn, NCP, Irish BBQ Association

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Zadio Nkwadi Kazadi
Address: 6, Georges Quay, Limerick
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 945 5865
Fax: N/A
Email: nkzadio@yahoo.fr, nkzadio@hotmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 9653391
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRISH COUNCIL OF CHINESE SOCIAL SERVICES/ IRISH


CHINESE INFORMATION CENTRE
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To gain more recognition and develop links with the Irish Government
To obtain a permanent office
To provide more services to both Irish and Chinese communities

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


The Irish Council of Chinese Social Services (ICCSS) and the Irish Chinese Information Centre
(ICIC) was established to provide information and assistance to the Chinese community in
Ireland, with a particular focus on young Chinese students in Ireland for the first time. It also
helps existing settled Chinese with any problems. It provides free, official and accurate
information to the Chinese and Irish. The staffs are fluent in several Chinese dialects, and are
trained to deal with a large variety of queries. The service has a large number of volunteers
working in the centre.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Dr. Katherine Chan Mullen
Address 1: 17 Lantern House, Synge Street, Dublin 6
Address 2: 57 Smothfield Square, Dublin 7
Phone: 01 878 8358
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 878 8358
Email: chanmullen@yahoo.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: 2pm - 4pm (Monday and Wednesday - Synge Street Office)
Opening Hours: 11.30am 4pm (Tuesday and Thursday - Smothfield Square Office)
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRISH LEBANESE CULTURAL FOUNDATION


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To foster relations between Lebanon and Ireland


To create a cultural bridge for Lebanese children to take pride in their Phoenician and Arab
heritage and to enjoy their Gaelic culture

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Community evenings and cultural events including film screening, photo exhibitions, promoting
Lebanese play writers, Lebanese music and dances in Ireland
Organising the St. Patricks Day festivities and Blooms Day in Lebanon
Honouring Irish UN Peacekeeping role
Lebanese book library available for members and researchers
Hosting Lebanese musical events
Promoting Lebanese cuisine and organisers of the international Tabbouli competition

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


LERC-Lebanese Emigration Research Centre-Notre Dame University-Lebanon, Human Arts
Department American University of Beirut, World Lebanese Cultural Union WLCU-Irish
Chapter, honorary member of the Thurles Memorial Committee, honorary member of the
O.N.E.T (Organisation of ex servicemen and women) and member of the Irish United Nations
Association

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Guy Jones
Address: 79 The Paddocks Kells Road, Kilkenny
Phone: 056 775 6700
Mobile: 087 809 0088
Fax: 056 775 6700
Email: irishlebanese@hotmail.com
Website: www.irishlebanese.com
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: 324752
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

IRISH POLISH CULTURAL AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATION


IN LIMERICK
ORGANISATION GOALS
The aim of the Irish Polish Cultural and Business Association (IPCBA) is to foster and develop
links between Ireland and Poland. The association has a strong cultural as well as business remit.
The mission of IPCBA is to integrate Irish and Polish people.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Participation in local cultural events like St. Patricks Parade, Limerick City Council events, Mary
Immaculate College Integration Day and Riverfest Barbeque Day
Annual exhibition of Polish artists in Ireland with the proceedings going to the local childrens
charity
Promoting active citizenship by participating in Polish parliament elections and preparing for the
local elections in 2009
Integration of Polish and Irish communities via music and organised social nights as well as via
sporting events- Polonia Luimn plays in local football league
English language classes
Running a Polish column Ethnic Leader in Limerick Leader, which won first prize for its Ethnic
Column in Irish Media in May 2006
It twinned with Starogard Gdanski in 2007, and is currently in the process of twinning with Krakow.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Europejskie Centrum Pomocy i Wsparcia w Limerick, Polish School in Limerick, Local
Newspapers (Limerick Post, Limerick Leader), other Irish-Polish Associations in Ireland, Bank of
Ireland, Limerick City Council

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Justyna Cwojdzinska (Chairperson), Patrick OSullivan (President)
Address: No. 1 Riverview, c/o Pat OSullivan, Rafer Court, Georges Quay, Limerick
Phone: 086 392 4644 (Justyna Cwojdzinska) 086 819 2241 (Pat OSullivan)
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: info@ipcba.ie
Website: www.ipcba.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

JAMAICANS AND THE WIDER CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES


IN IRELAND

ORGANISATION GOALS
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To promote awareness about Jamaicans and the wider Caribbean communities in Ireland
To provide information for new Jamaicans and Caribbean migrants coming to Ireland
To assist Jamaicans and the wider Caribbean communities integrate into Irish society
To organise network support for Jamaicans and the Caribbean Diaspora in Ireland
To support and advocate on behalf of individuals within Caribbean communities in Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Advocacy
Support
Information dissemination
Other services and activities will be developed gradually

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


NCP, the Lantern Centre

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Millicent Brown, Jasmine Komolafe
Address: 23 Island bridge Court, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 085 280 7022
Fax: N/A
Email: jcci@mail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number /Tax Clearance certificate: 09692688-00001A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

KNIT PROJECT LIMITED

ORGANISATION GOALS
The goal is to promote the positive integration of foreign-nationals living in Kildare.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Information
Support
Referral
Advocacy
Drop-in-services
Outreach
Intercultural events

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Denise Croke
Address: 1 Bride St Kildare Town, Kildare
Phone: 045 535 525
Mobile: 087 069 1435
Fax: N/A
Email: denisecroke@eircom.net
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: 9.30am 5.30pm
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 451677
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

LAOIS ETHNIC MINORITY SUPPORT GROUP

ORGANISATION GOALS
To provide support and assistance to new migrants in Laois and facilitate their integration into the
wider community

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Monthly meetings to discuss migrants issues


Progressing migrants issues to the appropriate authorities
Serving as a point of referral for migrants
Organising events and activities facilitating migrants integration; for example, intercultural gettogethers, sporting activities and food festivals
Organising workshops for migrants; for example Rights and Entitlements of Migrants workshop,
Qualification Recognition workshop, Starting Your Own Business workshop

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Integrating Ireland

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Rotimi Adebari
Address: 12 Colliers Court, Portlaoise, Laois
Phone: 086 301 0262
Mobile: 086 301 0262
Fax: N/A
Email: optimumpoint@hotmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

LATIN AMERICA SOLIDARITY CENTRE


ORGANISATION GOALS
Latin America Solidarity Centres (LASC) mission is to expose and challenge the current
economic, social and cultural injustices in Latin America and Ireland, through public awarenessraising, education, information exchanges and campaigns in solidarity with the people of Latin
America, who resist oppression and struggle to create a fair and inclusive society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


LASCs activities and projects are grouped into four different areas: campaigning solidarity,
development education, cultural action and organisational development. According to this, the
following are some of the activities of LASC: lobbying, research, awareness-raising and supporting
campaigns about different issues in Latin America. LASCS activities and services include:
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Public talks
Workshops (about responsible travel in Latin America, arts and transformation and arts in global
education)
Thursday night talks
Documentary screening
Youth workshops about different Latin American issues making them relevant to young Irish
people
FETAC accredited course on Latin American development issues
Development issues course through Latin American Spanish
Latin American Spanish and Portuguese classes
Producing development education resources
Fundraising activities like World music parties (Club Sandino) and pub quizzes

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


LASC has partner organisations in Latin America and with them LASC develops campaigns and
solidarity plans of action. It is also linked with European solidarity networks and has partners in the
development education and solidarity sector in Ireland.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Azucena Bermudez
Address: 5 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 676 0435
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 662 1784
Email: info@lasc.ie, infolasc@gmail.com
Website: www.lasc.ie
Opening Hours: 10am 5pm
Year Founded: 1996
Company Registration Office Number: 5158 R
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

LATVIAN ASSOCIATION FOR LATVIANS IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
The Latvian Association for Latvians in Ireland (LALI) was established in 2005 to unite Latvians
living in Ireland. LALI informs Latvians about their rights by organising seminars and discussion
groups about workers rights, social services and other important issues. LALI organises events
to preserve and popularise Latvian culture as well as uniting Latvians in celebrating national
events and holidays in Ireland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Organising Christmas parties for Latvians


Midsummer celebrations
Celebrating Latvian Day of Independence
Organising meetings with government representatives from Latvia
Information for Latvians living in Ireland
Participating in Latvian projects organised for children and others

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Fingal County Council, Latvian Embassy, other Latvian organisations in Ireland, CIC, SIPTU,
Navan multicultural group Culture, Latvian Ministry of Integration

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Ilze Tropa-Adebayo
Address: 30 Beechfield Rd, Clonee, Dublin 15
Phone: 087 997 0440
Mobile: 087 997 0440
Fax: 01 826 3756
Email: LALI@latviesi.com
Website: www.latviesi.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

LITHUANIAN ASSOCIATION IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
The goal of the organisation is to provide support for Lithuanian expatriates living and working in
Ireland, to preserve and disseminate Lithuanian culture among expatriates and to integrate the
Lithuanian community into Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Creation and running of Lithuanian weekend schools for children


Organisation of various cultural and social events
Dissemination of important information through its networks
Supporting and assisting Lithuanian institutions seeking contacts in Ireland

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Lithuanian Community of Monaghan

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Gintaras Navickas
Address: 403 Collinswood, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Phone: N/A
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: info@alb.ie
Website: www.alb.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: 396860
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

LOUTH AFRICAN WOMENS SUPPORT GROUP

ORGANISATION GOALS
The Louth African Womens Support Group was established in 2001. The main aim of the group is
to raise awareness about cultural diversity by participating in all aspects of Irish society, without
having to relinquish cultural identity.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


The group acts as a social outlet for women, who discuss issues such as the marginalisation of
black and minority ethnic groups, challenging racism and discrimination on the grounds of gender,
ethnicity, race and religion.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Women from Minority Group, Polskie Louth, Muslim Community Dundalk, Louth County Council

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Tinu Achioya
Address: 2, Grange Close, Muirhevnamore, Dundalk, Louth
Phone: 042 932 6645
Mobile: 087 775 1458
Fax: N/A
Email: louthafricanwomen@gmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

MY CORK POLISH ASSOCIATION

ORGANISATION GOALS
-

To integrate the Polish community into local society and establish links with other minority groups
in Cork
To provide information about Irish law, social welfare services, employment and education
To educate regarding Polish history and to promote Polish culture

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


-

Online forum for Polish community


Website (www.mycork.org)
Cultural, sports and charity events

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Polish Embassy in Dublin, NASC, The Irish Immigrants Support Centre, Sirius Art Centre in Cobh,
Eastern Europeans Association of Ireland, Togher Family Centre in Cork, St. Vincent DePaul,
Garda Siochana, Cork Simon, The Cois Tine, NCP, Cork City FC, Mama Tata & Myself
Campaign, Polish Media in Ireland and Local Media

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Monika Nowakowska (Public Relations)
Address: My Cork Association, Togher Family Centre, Maglin Grove, Togher, Cork
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 900 5395
Fax: N/A
Email: info@mycork.org
Website: www.mycork.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 9560368E
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

NEW COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP

ORGANISATION GOALS
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To build the New Communities Partnership (NCP) as a local, regional and national representative
network for minority ethnic-led groups
To empower minority ethnic-led groups to articulate their own needs and campaign for the full
realisation of their human rights
To serve as a powerful advocate on issues of concern for members
To work collaboratively with other NGOs and statutory agencies to build an integrated Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


NCPs activities are varied and numerous as a national network for over 70 ethnic-led
organisations. They include; representation before the Government and statutory agencies,
making submissions, providing training and development for groups as well as a virtual office
service. For more about NCPs activities and services, visit the website www.newcommunities.ie

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


HSE, National Intercultural Working Group, Dublin Inner-City Partnership (DICP), a working group
on funding for the migration sector as part of the Department of Justice, Equality ad Law Reform,
main committee and sub-groups of the NCCRI, Anti Racism Diversity and Integration Strategy
Steering group- Dublin City Council, Social Inclusion Measures Group- Limerick County Council,
Garda North Central Forum, Fingal Ethnic Minority Forum and Football Association of Ireland
Intercultural Focus Group

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Issah Huseini
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 671 3639
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: info@newcommunities.ie
Website: www.newcommunities.ie
Opening Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Year Founded: 1993
Company Registration Office Number: 433791
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

NIGERIA ASSOCIATION NETWORK IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To advocate for the social inclusion of Nigerians in Ireland


To make submissions and representations for members of the Nigerian community in Ireland
To promote a good image of Nigeria and progressive trade relations between Nigeria and Ireland
To provide training, information on coming to and living in Ireland as well as drop-in-services
To support Nigerian groups which challenge stereotypes and provide educational seminars and
research on Nigeria thereby aiding Nigerians membership in Irish society and interculturalism
Nigeria Association Network Ireland (NANI) hopes to continue enjoying the gained recognition of the
Government, agencies, statutory bodies and NGOs, as this will contribute to the success of the
organisation as well as establish an infrastructure for Nigerians who have made a home away from
Nigeria.
NANI plans to provide information and support to people with aspirations of coming to Ireland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Acting as a bridge between information holders and users in various ways such as a drop-in-service
Outreach programmes to promote awareness and educate the community on the latest
development in integration and lifestyles in Ireland
Provision of information via the Internet and print media for the wider community about Nigeria
Enhancing African heritage including languages and cultures
Provision of training in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and up skill
through network organisations and professionals within the membership of NANI
NANI is as a national network with chapters in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Letterkenny and next
Waterford.
NANI supports the Nigerian Government through the direct supply of health-care materials, ICT
equipments together with exchange programmes between Irish colleges and Nigerian schools.
It aims to consolidate the charitable works, which support disadvantaged Nigerians as well as to
respond to the Nigerian Governments call to the Diaspora to look-back and help develop Nigeria.
Information talks and seminars about collaborative projects scheduled in NANIs strategic plan 2009

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


NCP, Africa Centre, NCCRI, Equality Authority, Irish Refugee Council, Vincentian Refugee Centre,
Cairde, Sports Against Racism in Ireland, Dublin Inner City Partnership, ICI, Refugee Information
Services, NASC, Doras, Galway Partnership

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Olatunji Idowu
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 671 3639
Mobile: 087 762 7374, 087 7666 117
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: info@nigeria.ie
Website: www.nigeri.ie
Opening Hours: Monday Friday (Please call before coming for morning and afternoon appointments)
Year Founded: 2005
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A
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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

OVERSEAS CHINESE ORGANISATION


ORGANISATION GOALS
Overseas Chinese Organisation (OCO) aims to promote equal rights for Chinese immigrants in
Ireland as well as to empower them in the decision-making process. This will assist them to
integrate into Irish society. Its goal is to be the national grass root Chinese-led organisation to
represent vulnerable Chinese in Ireland.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


OCO conducts a range of activities for the purpose of satisfying members needs and finding
solutions to problems, which include:
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Promoting the integration of Chinese nationals into Irish society


Representing Chinese nationals on an individual and community level
Representing and negotiating on behalf of Chinese workers with work-related issues with their
employers
Promoting and providing translation services

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Independent Workers Union, NCP, MRCI, ICI, Cairde, Threshold, Larkin Unemployed Centre,
Cross Care

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Jun Yu Wang
Address: No. 61 North Strand Road, Dublin 3
Phone: 01 884 7494
Mobile: 086 317 1543
Fax: 01 836 5336
Email: info@ocoireland.com
Website: www.ocoireland.com
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Year Founded: 2007
Company Registration Office Number: 446526
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

OVERSEAS MEDICS OF IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
Its goal is to solve problems and help one another in their domestic and professional life.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Organising social, cultural, academic and sports activities for overseas medics working in
Ireland
Keeping culture alive by meeting on holidays and cultural days, learning about the Irish culture
as well as bridging the gap between cultures
Understanding Irish culture and values in order to create a healthy work and domestic
atmosphere

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Dr Naqvi
Address: N/A
Phone: N/A
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: saltafnaqvi@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.overseasmedics.org
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2003
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

OVERSEAS NURSES SECTION, IRISH NURSES


ORGANISATION
ORGANISATION GOALS
The Overseas Nurses Section strives to support integrating overseas nurses into the Irish
health service and thereby facilitating social, cultural and political integration and to ensure
equality of treatment and industrial harmony.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Recruitment and retention of organisation and section members


Organising local, regional and national meetings to discuss members concerns and motions for
the INO Annual Delegate Conference
Collaborating with other organisations in relation to immigration policies and employment
Coordinating with INO Industrial Relations Officer regarding members work related concerns
Participating actively in all INO activities and services

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


INO Office of the Organisation and Social Policy, ABA, ICI, MRCI, Country Consulate, Department
of Justice, Department of Employment, other unions

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Carmelito Abragan (Chairman), Emmanuel Etcheri (Vice Chairman), Judith Tabuena
(Secretary), Belinda Castillo (PRO)
Address: 63 Glasnevin Woods, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Phone: 01 664 0600 (c/o Section Development Officer, Irish Nurses Organization)
Mobile: 086 171 7327
Fax: 01 6610466 (c/o Section Development Officer, Irish Nurses Organization)
Email: cres415@gmail.com
Website: www.ino.ie/sections
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2003
Company Registration Office Number: Section is under the Irish Nurses Organization
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

PATOAK COMMUNICATIONS
ORGANISATION GOALS
PATOAK Communications was established with a focus on bringing people together through the
media, information, education and entertainment with the following aims:

To bridge all gaps between ethnic minorities, other immigrants and their host communities
To educate and enlighten immigrants as well as bring them together with their host communities
to discuss important issues that are essential and greatly beneficial for their growth and the
development of Ireland

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Media networking, broadcasting, communication, publishing, business services, training


facilitation, public relations, promoting multiculturalism, journalism, consultancy, events
management, information technology, research reporting and documentaries
To start educative television programme in order to serve as a focal point and encourage
community initiatives among migrants and their Irish counterparts
To create awareness through the media of the different events and activities initiated by
migrants who are sources of creativity and value to their new society

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Migrant-led organisations

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Olutoyin Pamela Akinjobi
Address: 35 Dromheath Avenue, Mulhuddart. Dublin 15
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 417 9640
Fax: N/A
Email: patoakcommunications@yahoo.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 318399
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

PAVEE POINT ROMA PROGRAMME

ORGANISATION GOALS
The aim is to contribute to the improvement in the quality of life, living conditions, status and
participations of the Roma community in Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Developing and delivering training programmes for members of the Roma community
Research and information provision on Roma in Ireland
Supporting and training service-providers who work with Roma
Roma cultural events and projects
Representational, policy and media work
Mentoring Roma leaders and volunteers
Joint initiatives and pilot projects working in partnership

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Pavee Point Roma Programme works in partnership with a range of NGOs and statutory bodies
on cross-cutting issues, which affect the Roma community, including educational disadvantage,
equality and anti-racism, health issues, poverty and social inclusion.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Sara Russell
Address: Pavee Point Travellers Centre, 46 North Great Charles St., Dublin 1
Phone: 01 878 0255
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 874 2626
Email: sara.Russell@pavee.ie, info@pavee.ie
Website: www.paveepoint.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2001
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

PEACE CORPS LOCALISE POLISH GROUP


(KORPUSY POKOJU)
ORGANISATION GOALS
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To assist the most needy


To strengthen Irish-Polish bonds
To present a positive image of Polish immigrants in Dublin
To integrate young Polish people in their local communities
To integrate immigrants through discussion at coffee mornings
To disseminate Polish culture through film, poetry and art exhibitions

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Organising events such as Film Club and poetry nights


Multinational Integration Project (weekend school for children from different ethnic backgrounds)
Renovation projects for the most needy people
Fundraising events

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Wojciech Mroczek
Address 1: Polish Group: Basement of Dominican's Priory, Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1
Address 2: Main office: Localise Resource Centre, 52 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 085 708 2149
Fax: N/A
Email: wojciech@localise.ie
Website: www.korpusypokoju.com PC Polish Group
http://localise.ie/ (new website under construction)
www.pclocalise.com (old website)
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 1972 (Peace Corps), 2007 (PC Polish Group)
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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Immigrant Council Of Ireland, 2 St Andrew St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Information Tel: +353 1 674 0200/ Web: www.immigrantcouncil.ie
Admin Tel: +353 1 6740202 / Email: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie

POLISH INFORMATION AND CULTURE CENTRE IN DUBLIN

ORGANISATION GOALS
The organisations mission is to contribute towards achieving equality of access to public and private
goods and services for the Polish community in Ireland, through the development of community
networks and policy-making. This is based on the premises of Article 6 of The Basic Principles of
The Council of the European Union: Access for immigrants to institutions, as well as to public goods
and services, on a basis equal to national citizens and in a non-discriminatory way, is a critical
foundation for better integration.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Publications containing information for migrants, which are distributed nationally


Research programmes regarding the migration process and migrants issues
Networking and relationship-building with groups of Polish migrants throughout Ireland
Development of partnership projects with Polish state-agencies and NGOs with regard to the
development of new strategies towards Polish migrants in Ireland
Supporting integration programmes with the aim of increasing the participation of individuals in the
social and cultural life of Ireland
Promoting social inclusion
Support for voluntary initiatives and participation in the social and cultural life of Ireland

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Marek Czenczek
Address: N/A
Phone: N/A
Mobile: N/A
Fax: N/A
Email: info@polishcentre.ie
Website: www.polishcentre.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: N/A
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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POLISH SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATION IN DUBLIN


(POSK)

ORGANISATION GOALS
POSKs aim is to preserve the bond among Polish people living in Ireland, to promote Polish
culture, art and native tradition, and to cultivate and develop national identity.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Weekly meetings in the Polish House (POSKs headquarters), where refreshments, Polish
newspapers and television are available free of charge
Polish library
Polish language and Sunday pre-school classes
Meetings with Polish people from many walks of life, such as culture, art, science and politics
Organising various events including national feast days celebrations, annual holidays and
anniversaries

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


The Ireland Poland Business Association, Irish Polish Society, Korpusw Pokoju w Irlandii

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Malgorzata Fiedot - Davis
Address: Polish House, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 676 2515 (answering machine)
Mobile: 086 151 8370
Fax: N/A
Email: info@poskdublin.org, mafd@eircom.net
Website: www.poskdublin.org
Opening Hours: 4.00pm - 6.00pm (Saturday)
Year Founded: 1998
Company Registration Office Number: 278715
Charity Number: N/A

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PORTUGUESE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

ORGANISATION GOALS
The Portuguese Association of Ireland aims to promote the positive effects of integration into Irish
society. It would like to see an open, just and equal Ireland where human rights and cultural
differences are respected and where all nationalities are afforded equal rights and opportunities.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


Portuguese Association of Ireland is a voluntary organisation working on the ground and in
collaboration with other organisations in order to provide assistance, support and information to
the Portuguese community residing in Ireland.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Integrating Ireland, Galway Migrant Services, Loughrea Family Resource Centre

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Maria de Almeida Silva
Address: Galway City Partnership - 3rd Floor, The Plaza, Headford Road, Galway
Phone: 091 773 466
Mobile: 083 361 3563
Fax: N/A
Email: portugal.ireland@gmail.com
Website: www.portugal-ireland.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2008
Company Registration Office Number: 9680523J (Tax Number)
Charity Number: N/A

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RAINBOW NEIGHBOURHOOD PROJECT

ORGANISATION GOALS
The focus is to render support and assistance to new communities in Rialto as well as in Ireland to
settle, integrate and achieve their individual goals in Ireland. Rainbow Neighbourhood strives to
identify and promote the potential in Irish citizens and the new community members through
integration, cooperation and cultural and educational exchange.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Voter registration campaign


Intercultural celebrations
Annual intercultural carnival
Participating in St. Patricks Day parade
Rainbow Womens Group
One-to-one education, information and support
Outreach programmes in schools and youth project
Lobbying politicians on behalf of individuals
Intercultural womens health project
Participation in Canals Equality for Women Measure project
Strengthening links with individuals, groups and organisations

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Rainbow Neighbourhood Projects has links with other migrant-based organisations and
intercultural organisations.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Atinuke Diya, John Woods
Address: 568 South Circular Road, Rialto, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 473 2003
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 473 2003
Email: atinukediya@connect.ie
Website: www.rainbowproject.ie
Opening Hours: 9am 5pm
Year Founded: 2003
Company Registration Office Number: 257619
Charity Number: 13330

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ROMANIAN COMMUNITY OF IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
Romanian Community of Ireland endeavours to support and inform all Romanians living in Ireland
as well to assist in overcoming barriers on their path towards integration into Irish society.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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English classes for beginners


Information on rights and entitlements
Referrals to appropriate/relevant services
Social and cultural activities and events for all Romanians living in Ireland

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Romanian Embassy in Ireland, Dublin City Council, VEC, Cairde, NCP, ICI, MRCI, Dublin Rape
Crisis Centre

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Ms Anca Lupu
Address: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 671 3639
Mobile: N/A
Fax: 01 677 3887
Email: info@romaniancommunity.net
Website: www.romaniancommunity.net
Opening Hours: 10am 4pm (Monday to Friday)
Year Founded: 1998
Company Registration Office Number: 413066
Charity Number: 413066

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SEEDS
ORGANISATION GOALS
SEEDS is an independent group working to promote and guarantee human rights, equality and
full integration into society for asylum-seekers, refugees and migrant workers. SEEDS seeks to
promote racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in the North West thus maintaining a commitment
to promote equality and integration. SEEDS came about as a result of the concerns about
increasing racial attacks, verbal abuse, isolation of migrant workers, working conditions,
poverty, exclusion, language problems, visa issues, housing, education, health and social
cohesion. These incidents drew attention to the plight of migrants in Ireland in general, but to
the North West of Ireland in particular.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


The centre provides information on accommodation, education and training and also provides
English classes, translation and interpretation services. The creation of support services allows
migrant workers, refugees and new citizens to access information, which is necessary to live in
Ireland. SEEDS serves as a social arena where people can meet, exchange information and
breakdown cultural and linguistic barriers. SEEDS works with employers, landlords and public
service-providers to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. SEEDS also deals
with migration issues, visas, passports and work permits pertinent to the North of Ireland.

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Foyle Multicultural Forum, Derry City Council, Chinese Welfare Association, Punjabi Association,
Polish Welfare Association, Sai Pak, Derry Travellers Support Group, INCORE (University of
Ulster) and other local, regional and national groups

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Eddie Kerr
Address: SEEDS, One World Centre, 7-15 Foyle Street, Derry
Phone: 048 713 70989
Mobile: 077 095 37320
Fax: N/A
Email: eddie@seeds.ie
Website: www.seeds.ie
Opening Hours: 9am - 10pm (Monday to Friday) 10am - 6pm (Saturday) and 2pm - 6pm (Sunday)
Year Founded: 2003
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: XR92405

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SLOVAK CENTRE - IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To create a focal point for the Slovak community in Ireland


To represent Slovak interests in all aspects including; employment, education, housing, tourism,
culture and entrepreneurship
To boost the general publics opinion about Slovakia in Ireland
To develop cooperation with other communities and other organisations

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Education centre for Slovak children living in Dublin


Folklore group Ostroha (choir, orchestra and dance group)
Legal Support service provided to Slovak citizens living in Ireland
Organising of various cultural events
Presenting Slovakia and the community in international festivals and exhibitions in Ireland

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Slovak Centre London, Integrating Ireland, Red Card to Racism, Kildare EU Club, Dublin City
Council, OZ PES SABINOV Slovakia, the Office for Slovaks Living Abroad, SK Magazine,
Irsko.Aktualne.cz

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Maros Karabinos
Address: 5 Blessington Street, Dublin
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 086 057 3133
Fax: N/A
Email: info@slovakcentre.ie
Website: www.slovakcentre.ie
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 434456
Charity Number: N/A

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SOMALI COMMUNITY IN IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
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To provide important information to enable and to facilitate integration into society


To promote personal and community empowerment of Somalis in Ireland
To act as a bridge between other communities in Ireland
To undertake English language and other training courses among Somalis of all ages
To encourage Somalis to engage in civic participation
To participate fully in all aspects of life in Ireland through sport, music, politics and cultural
events

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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Referrals and drop-in-services for Somalis


Participation in integration and intercultural events
Free translation of Somali languages
Providing information and support for Somalis in the Irish education system
Provide English language training courses and basic of IT courses to Somalis
Support and assist filling in application forms
Outreach programmes with Somali asylum-seekers and refugees

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Somali Community In Ireland works in collaboration with Cairde, Venciation Refugee Centre,
Womens National Health Council, Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) , AkiDwA and NCP.

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Ahmed Gadaf
Address 1: 19 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1
Address 2: 10 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 855 2111, 01 671 3639
Mobile: 085 7805 826
Fax: 01 855 2089
Email:somcomirl@hotmail.com
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: 10.30am 12.30 pm (Monday at Cairde) and 3.30 pm- 5.00 pm (Wednesday at Cairde)
10am- 12.30 pm (Friday at Cornmarket)
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: 415118
Charity Number: N/A

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WOMEN FROM MINORITIES NETWORK IRELAND


ORGANISATION GOALS
Vision Statement
Women from Minorities Network Ireland (WFM) promotes social inclusion where ethnic minority
women have a voice and affect changes in policies that will enable them realise their full potential
and enjoy equal opportunities.
Mission Statement
Women From Minorities Network Irelands mission is to support and educate ethnic minority
women, raise awareness of cultural diversity which promotes positive attitudes towards them and
encourage the Government to make deliberate policies that foster integration and equality.

ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES


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To provide training and access to affordable training to WFM from October 2007 and ongoing
To empower WFM to have a positive image and self-belief
To raise awareness of cultural diversity to deepen understanding and facilitate better integration
To facilitate WFM in contributing to and being involved in decision-making processes at all levels
To support WFM to have adequate representation at all levels
To create optimum conditions for WFM to become leaders in their communities and sectors
To promote a positive image of diversity to the wider society
To ensure equality of access to opportunity

LINKS/ COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS


Women from Minorities collaborates with Louth African Women Support Group, AkiDwA and
Women and Integrated Network (WIN)

CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Benedicta Attoh
Address: Women from Minorities Network: 8 Brookwood Lawns, Red Barns Road, Dundalk, Louth
Phone: N/A
Mobile: 087 981 7853
Fax: N/A
Email: battoh2003@yahoo.co.uk
Website: N/A
Opening Hours: N/A
Year Founded: 2006
Company Registration Office Number: N/A
Charity Number: N/A

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AFRICA

Africa-Caribbean Form
Africa Centre
African Community Development Project
African Cultural Awareness Project
African Voice Newspaper
AkiDwA
Association of Ghanaian Professionals in Ireland
Association of Nigerians in Galway
Bini Community
Congo Lisanga The Congolese Network Ireland
Diaspora Womens Initiative
Ghana and Ireland Friendship Association
Guinean Association of Ireland
Integration of African Children in Ireland
Irish-Congolese Business and Cultural Association
Jamaicans and the Wider Caribbean Communities in Ireland
Louth African Womens Support Group
Nigeria Association Network Ireland
Somali Community in Ireland

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5
6
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20
25
26
30
33
37
43
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ASIA
Afghan Community of Ireland
Association of Chinese Professional in Ireland
Filipino Youth Integration
India Club Ireland
Ireland India Council
Irish Council of Chinese Social Services/Irish Chinese Information
Centre
Irish Lebanese Cultural Foundation
Overseas Chinese Organisation

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24
28
31
34
35
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EUROPE
Association of the Moldovan Community of Ireland
Derry Pl Polish Centre
Irish Polish Cultural and Business Association in Limerick
Ireland Poland Business Association
Latvian Association for Latvians in Ireland
Lithuanian Association in Ireland
My Cork Polish Association
Pavee Point Roma Programme
Peace Corps Localise Polish Group (Korpusy Pokoju)
Polish Information and Culture Centre in Dublin
Polish Social and Cultural Association in Dublin
Romanian Community of Ireland
Slovak Centre Ireland
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LATIN AMERICA

Brasilforall Ltd
Latin America Solidarity Group
Portuguese Association of Ireland

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TRANS-NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Art Polonia
Bilingual Forum Ireland
Corks Multicultural Newspaper The Immigrant
Clare Immigrant Support Centre
Discovery Ministry
Diverse Eireann
Dochas Kilkenny
Imeasc Irish Speaking Immigrants
Information and Support Unit for New Communities
Knit Project Ltd
Laois Ethnic Minority Support Group
New Communities Partnership
Overseas Medics of Ireland
Overseas Nurses Section, Irish Nurses Organisation
Patoak Communications
Rainbow Neighbourhood Project
Seeds
Women from Minorities Network Ireland

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Dublin 2, Ireland.
Information and Referral Service: + 353 1 674 0200.
Administration: +353 1 674 0202. E-Mail: admin@immigrantcouncil.ie
Fax: +353 1 546 8031.
Website: www.immigrantcouncil.ie