Foróige

Posted on 24. Jan, 2007 in Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Relationships, Young people

Foróige is an organisation, which seeks to enable young people to involve themselves consciously and actively in their own development and the development of society.  Manus Moynihan is Garda youth diversion co-ordinator with the Dán project, one of the Foróige projects.  Manus in particular works with teenagers who would be at risk of getting involved […]

Speaking Out at the UN

Posted on 15. Nov, 2006 in Different abilities, Discrimination, Faith and Justice, Relationships

Ann O’Brien, a traveller, recently spoke at a UN conference in New York about the rights of people who suffer discrimination and barriers.  She addressed an assembly of people from all around the world, highlighting the divisions that exist in society and looking for change.  Miriam Gormally met Ann after the conference and asked her […]

TRUST – 30 Years On

Posted on 30. Nov, 2005 in Christmas, Discrimination, Homelessness

Alice Leahy, director of TRUST, writer ad broadcaster speaks to Eileen Good about their work with the homeless. She talks about the wonderful things that happen at Christmas but also reminds us that Christmas can be a time of loneliness for many people. But first Eileen asks if people have forgotten the Christian ethos of […]

Challenges in Schools

Posted on 16. Mar, 2005 in Discrimination, Education, Schools

Schools in Ireland have mainly been denominational and organised with a particular ethos in mind that suited the community it supported. In the last number of years Ireland has changed and become more diverse and this had led to an increase in multi cultural schools. Raymond Topley and Gareth Byrne talk to Miriam Gormally about […]