Tipperary’s ‘Flying nun’ named Volunteer of the Year

By Damian Cullen Sr Patricia Wall received the Christine Buckley award in Sligo Sr Patricia Wall has been named Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Ireland Awards for her dedication to a local community in Co Tipperary. Sr Patricia is known to many as the “Flying Nun” for skydiving aged 75 to raise funds for Aware and her local […]

Letter to Pope Francis from a former Rohingya Refugee

POPE FRANCIS Apostolic Palace 00120 Vatican City Dear Pope Francis, On behalf of Rohingya community, I am writing to you with my great humbleness in regards to your visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, and situations of the community. You once said, “Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.” On your auspicious […]

Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters

Human rights groups fear military has disappeared or killed undercover journalists to starve the world of news about persecution in Rakhine state Reporters working inside Myanmar’s Rakhine state to document atrocities against Rohingya have gone missing, raising fears that they have been deliberately targeted by the military. Young Rohingya volunteers had been secretly reporting on persecution of […]

Jamalida Rafique had an interviews

My 9 years old daughter Jamalida Rafique had an interview on RTE yesterday, to express what she feels embracing two culture, fitting into the inclusive Irish society and seeking education. She is involved in UNICEF’s #Uprooted Campaign to bring the important needs of refugee children. She was only 8 months old when we are brought to Ireland from Kutupalong […]

Ongoing military operation in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar

BRIEFING Ongoing military operation in Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar The Myanmar Military launched a massive offensive military operation against Rohingya civilians after an unknown assailant group attacked three location including Border Guard Police Command centre in Kyi Kan Pyin in the early morning of October 9. Although the government officials announced in a press […]

Councillors consider taking back Freedom of City from Aung San Suu Kyi

By Tom Farrell, Dublin Inquirer From where Mohammed Rafique is standing, near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, he thinks it is clear what Dublin City Council should do. “Dublin should not be remembered as a city which gave its most precious Freedom of the City of Dublin to someone who completely went against human rights,” he says, […]

Rohingya Community Ireland joins Fair Play Football Cup

By Rohingya Community Ireland Despite being rivals on the pitch, both Rohingya and Syrian have experienced and swum across similar oceans of man-made nightmares in Burma and Syria DUBLIN: As Irish summer shone on Sunday, various teams ranging from resettled refugees, media, and governmental and non-governmental organizations came together in Law Society Gardens, Dublin, displaying […]

Stand with Rohingya refugees

Rohingya Community Ireland expresses gratitude towards Irish Society for welcoming the community in Ireland from Bangladesh refugee camps in 2009. Many of their families [along with over 200,000 Rohingya refugees] still remain in the camps in the state of despair without collective response of the world for over 25 years since fleeing persecutions in Burma.

DREAM BIG – ROHINGYA COMMUNITY IRELAND [short video]

By Haikal Mansor, Rohingya Community Ireland Rohingya Boys and girls, young and old can dream big and live the dream without fear On April 29, 2009, the first group of Rohingya arrived in Ireland under Refugee Resettlement Programme coordinated by the government of Ireland and UNHCR. The experiences in Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps were […]

‘I’m really excited to see my girls growing up in Ireland’

By Sorcha Pollak, THE IRISH TIMES New to the Parish: Mohammed Rafique fled persecution in Myanmar, arriving here in 2009 Mohammed Rafique’s eldest daughter was born on the floor of a makeshift hut in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. A few women from the camp had gathered to help Mohammed’s wife, Rafika, give birth to her […]