EIL Celebrates 50 Years

Yesterday Comhlámh attended EIL Intercultural Learning’s 50th Anniversary in the Irish Aid Centre. It was great to meet the EIL staff that were there, and some of their volunteers that have returned to Ireland. Kevin Hickey, Director of EIL, spoke of the changes that have occurred in Ireland, and our need for intercultural awareness in our new intercultural society. We heard from two recipients

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Beyond Book Club To Look At Transatlantic.

The Comhlámh supported group meets once a month in the FOAM cafe. The next meeting is on February 17th at 7pm. Maeve McCutcheon started the Beyond Book Club to read books with a developmental slant. And what better way to do it than to share the books over conversation with others? Here’s what Goodreads.com had to say about the book: In 1845 a black American slave lands

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#FIRSTWEDSDEBATES RETURN

We’re gearing up for the next round of our #FirstWedsDebates. On February 5th, in our usual venue of the Twisted Pepper – we’ll be asking one of big questions at 7pm. Israel / Palestine : peace talks without end or conflict without end? On the night, we’ll be joined by Caoimhe de Barra who is the Director of Trocaire’s International Division. Yanky Fachler is an Israeli who lives in Ireland. He is involved

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Participate in Our Research

Last year, Comhlámh commissioned a major piece of research examining evidence from Irish based volunteer sending agencies (VSAs) on international volunteering. The research was undertaken by Dr. Pat McCloughan from PMCA Economic Consulting: it received extensive media coverage, and, at its launch in August 2013, Minister Joe Costello referred to it as a hugely important piece of research.  Copies of the report have since been disseminated both

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