Eimear Donohoe

Following my research these are the organisations locally that aim to provide support to refugees/migrants.

Cavan town delivered the Syrian refugee resettlement programme, which began in 2019 and saw 100 Syrian refugees come and be welcomed to the county. They also had a Congolese refugee resettlement programme, about 10 years ago, with similar numbers arriving and they got a very good reception from this.

The Cavan Volunteer centre to great work in encouraging migrants and refugees to do some volunteer work which has in turn led to employment opportunities from this.. They have secured jobs in KFC, Farnham Hotel, Musgrave Dublin, and Ballinagh Bakery after volunteering over 400 hours at Tidy Towns, SOSAD, Cavan Arts Cultural Night, Sleep Out Cavan, Park Run, Virginia Development Association and Tesco

Monaghan Migrant  Support Centre provides information and support to migrants across Co. Monaghan.

The Department of Integration is considering the suitability of the property formerly known as the White Horse Hotel in Cootehill to accommodate Ukrainian refugees.

Schools need to have an inclusive and welcoming environment. They need to put policies and frameworks in place to provide a curriculum that is inclusive of their various cultures and language needs of the refugees and migrants in schools. Schools could get the refugees/migrants involved in school events, like organising fundraisers , having a cultural evening of songs, dances which involves parents, children and greater school community.


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