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  • Information for Migrants - Qualifications
    Local Libraries Local Directories NGOS and Agencies Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy The Wearing of the Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Public Transport Saving money TV Licence Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Police Own Language Crime Victims Own Language Health Own language Welfare Own Language Living in Ireland Own Language Housing Own Language Jobs Own Language Census 2011 Own Language Privacy Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Recognition of Qualifications Academic Recognition The National Framework of Qualifications NFQ is a system of ten levels and is used to describe the Irish qualifications system The fan diagram below helps to illustrate the levels on the NFQ and each level is based on nationally agreed standards of knowledge skill and competence i e what an individual is expected to know understand and be able to do following successful completion of a process of learning Further information on the NFQ can be found here Irish National Framework of Qualifications The Irish centre for the recognition of foreign qualifications is Qualifications Recognition and their website is Qualifications Recognition The service represents Ireland in a European network which promotes the recognition of international vocational qualifications throughout Europe and further afield The NARIC Ireland Foreign Qualifications Database is available at this link You can find a User Guide to the NARIC Foreign Qualifications Database at this link You can make a Request for Advice on the Academic Recognition of a Foreign Qualification on this page of the QQI website If you find that there is information on the comparability of your qualification on the International Qualifications Database you can print the information with no further formalities If you can t find the information you can apply for a formal assessment of your qualification by printing completing and submitting the application form required to apply for the recognition of a foreign qualification The completed application form should be sent to the address given on the form with the required documentation If you need help with the application form you can telephone 353 1 9058100 353 1 9058227 QQI Qualifications Recognition is based at Quality and Qualifications Ireland QQI www qqi ie Information Received from the Qualifications Recognition Service August 2013 Annual Qualifications Recognition reports are published 2003 2011 on our website Typically annual recognition reports are published by March the following year This was delayed due to amalgamation etc this year so the 2012 report will be available

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  • Information for Migrants - Emergency Services
    Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Accessing Information Online Public Services Citizens Information EU Integration Website Family Resource Centre Money Advice MABS Local Libraries Local Directories NGOS and Agencies Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy The Wearing of the Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Public Transport Saving money TV Licence Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Police Own Language Crime Victims Own Language Health Own language Welfare Own Language Living in Ireland Own Language Housing Own Language Jobs Own Language Census 2011 Own Language Privacy Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Emergency Services In Ireland emergency services deal with serious situations where people need urgent assistance In general these services operate 24 hours a day and throughout the year The emergency services are contactable by telephoning 112 or 999 free of charge Emergency services are Police An Garda Síochána Fire service Ambulance Coastguard Mountain rescue When you ring 112 or 999 your call will be dealt with by a trained operator who will ask you which of the services you require If it is not an emergency do not call 112 999 as emergency services may be needed elsewhere to attend to a critical situation Making nuisance calls to the 112 999 emergency services is a criminal offence Police An Garda Síochána An Garda Síochána is the Republic of Ireland s national police force For more information visit their website at www garda ie The following are some examples of situations where a person might call 112 999 for the Gardaí When there is a crime in progress When violence is being used When a road accident has occurred Fire Service The Emergency Fire Service in Ireland may also be referred to as the Fire Brigade Examples of situations where a person might call 112 999 for the Fire Service Where there is a fire in a home or business that is out of control Following a road accident if there has been a spillage of petrol Ambulance Service The ambulance service in Ireland is run by the Health Service Executive and ambulances are dispatched from bases and hospitals around the country Examples of situations where a person might call 112 999 for an ambulance Where an accident has occurred resulting in an injury to a person or where a person is unconscious

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  • Information for Migrants - Employment
    Integration Agenda EU Integration Indicators Racism Report a Racist Incident Report Crime to Gardaí Crime Victims Helpline Equality Tribunal Garda Ombudsman Broadcasting Complaint Newspaper Complaint Internet Complaint Racist Incident Statistics Reported Racist Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases FRA Assessment NPAR 2005 2008 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Task Force resettlement Introduction Process Statistics Resettlement Events Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Accessing Information Online Public Services Citizens Information EU Integration Website Family Resource Centre Money Advice MABS Local Libraries Local Directories NGOS and Agencies Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy The Wearing of the Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Public Transport Saving money TV Licence Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Police Own Language Crime Victims Own Language Health Own language Welfare Own Language Living in Ireland Own Language Housing Own Language Jobs Own Language Census 2011 Own Language Privacy Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by

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  • Getting Involved in Irish life
    Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Public Transport Saving money TV Licence Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Police Own Language Crime Victims Own Language Health Own language Welfare Own Language Living in Ireland Own Language Housing Own Language Jobs Own Language Census 2011 Own Language Privacy Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Getting Involved in Irish life Getting involved in your local community is one of the best ways to meet new people and get to know about Irish life and society There are many opportunities to become involved in Irish sporting creative and community life The following are just some examples of where you can become involved Local Sports Activities and Clubs Becoming involved in sport can be a great way of meeting people while staying fit and active To learn about the different sports played in your locality you can contact a Local Sports Partnership There are Local Sports Partnerships located in each city and county council area in Ireland which aim to increase participation in sporting activities at a local level To find you local Partnership visit this page of the Irish Sports Council website Volunteering and Community Activities In Ireland the voluntary work and financial assistance of members of the local community make an enormous contribution to sporting creative community and faith based groups Many local groups simply could not function without the time and effort which local people give free of charge Volunteering Ireland is the national volunteering development agency which promotes volunteering in local communities The Volunteering Ireland website has information for people interesting in volunteering in English Chinese Czech German Hungarian Irish Italian Igbo Yoruba Polish Romanian Russian Portuguese and Arabic Additionally your local Citizen s Information Centre may be able to point you in the direction of local organisations looking for volunteers Irish Links is an online directory listing Irish non profit organisations You can use this website to learn about volunteering opportunities with different organisations Many intercultural activities take place throughout the year which celebrate the diversity which increased immigration has brought to all aspects of Irish life and society To find out about these activities and how you can become involved in them go to the integration events section of this web page A number of ethnic led support groups have been set up throughout the country The New Communities Partnership NCP is a national network of over 70 such organisations The mission of NCP is to be an effective network representing and empowering minority ethnic led groups at all

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  • Health
    Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Health Services The Department of Health has responsibility for the planning of health services in Ireland Public health services or Government funded services are provided by the Health Service Executive HSE There are also a range of private health care providers Whether or not you are entitled to public health services in Ireland depends on your residency status whether or not you have met a residency requirement and also your means In general you will need to show that you are ordinarily resident in Ireland to have either full or limited eligibility to health services How can I find out more about public healthcare in Ireland A booklet by the Health Services Executive entitled Your Health Guide has some very useful basic information about the Irish Health Service for people who may be new to Ireland or people whose first language is not English The HSE has made this booklet available on its website in several different languages You can use the links below to read the booklet Arabic Czech French Mandarin Chinese Latvian Lithuanian Polish Russian Spanish You will also find links to information translated into many languages on this page of this website The HSE has a robust complaints system in place called Your Service Your Say as part of the National Strategy for Service User Involvement Click here for details Details on how to use the system is available at this link You can access lists of HSE complaints officers located in hospital primary care and ambulance service settings at this link The Citizen s Information website has general information on health services in Ireland and the different eligibility criteria Cairde a community development organisation provides information and advice to individuals and groups from ethnic minority communities to enable them to access health services For more information see the health information and advocacy centre section of the Cairde website Where can I find more information about private health insurance in Ireland You may decide to take out voluntary private health insurance in Ireland This insurance is used to pay or partially pay for private care in hospitals or from health professionals in hospitals or in their practices The Health Insurance Authority has a role in providing information and assistance to people wishing to take out private insurance How can I find out if I am eligible for a medical card or for a G P Doctor Visit Card and how can I apply for one This page of the HSE website tell you how to work out if you are eligible for a medical card This page of the HSE website tells you how to apply for this card The Citizens Information website

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  • Housing
    Crime Equality Tribunal Cases GSOC Cases FRA Assessment NPAR 2005 2008 ECRI EU Developments EU Decision on Racism EU Declaration on Racism UN Developments Durban Review CERD Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Task Force resettlement Introduction Process Statistics Resettlement Events Info for Migrants Languages Available Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Česky Czech Chinese Deutsch German Eesti Estonian EÌdeÌ Yoruba Espa ol Spanish Français French Hindi Hrvat Croat Italiano Italian Kiswahili Swahili Latviešu valoda Latvian Lietuvi k Lithuanian Lingala Magyar Hungarian Malti Maltese Pashto Polski Polish Português do Brasil Punjabi Român Romanian Russian Shqiptar Albanian Slovenčina Slovak Soomaali Somali Srpski Serbian Srpsko hrvatski Svenska Swedish Thai Ukrainian Urdu Accessing Information Online Public Services Citizens Information EU Integration Website Family Resource Centre Money Advice MABS Local Libraries Local Directories NGOS and Agencies Citizenship Driving Education Education in Ireland Higher Education QualificationRecognition Intercultural Strategy The Wearing of the Hijab Research Patronage and Pluralism Emergency Services Employment Get Involved In Irish Life Health Housing Information about Ireland Public Transport Saving money TV Licence Intercultural Fora Learning English Learning Irish Multilingual Information Education Own Language Police Own Language Crime Victims Own Language Health Own language Welfare Own Language Living in Ireland Own Language Housing Own Language Jobs Own Language Census 2011 Own Language Privacy Own Language Qualification Recognition Social Welfare Visas Voting Integration Events 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Publications Our Publications Other Publications Academic Central Statistics Office ESRI European Migration Net Equality Authority State Agencies Police Service Garda HSE NESC NCCRI OECD Sporting Organisations UNHCR Miscellaneous Useful Weblinks Irish sites Government sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Housing The three main kinds of housing in Ireland are privately rented accommodation local

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  • Information for Migrants - Intercultural Diversity
    in the Fingal County Council area It was established by the Fingal Community Office and the Fingal Development Board and launched in August 2008 Since then it has grown to include over 40 groups representing many ethnicities who live and work in Fingal The network aims to represent the collective views of the ethnic community so as to influence and inform policy and planning countywide influence all organisations that operate within Fingal County They want to ensure the development of coherent plans and policies that reflect the social cultural and economic needs of Ethnic minority groups in the Fingal area South Dublin Migrants Forum The Forum was formed by a number of migrant groups in the area in collaboration with South Dublin County Council Dodder Valley Partnership and CPLN Clondalkin Palmerstown Lucan and Newcastle Partnership to provide an opportunity to members of the immigrant community in South County Dublin to collaborate network and peer support on social inclusion and cultural diversity The South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum is also supported by the NCP and the Dublin Employment Pact s Promoting Civic Participation of Third Country Nationals through Local Authority Platforms The mission of the South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum is to serve as a platform to help develop an inclusive supportive secure and intercultural community that is based on the principles of equality diversity healthy communication social justice and mutual respect With membership consisting of migrant community leaders and representatives in the area the South Dublin Migrant Integration Forum also aims to disseminate information to migrant communities in South Dublin provide a link between their communities and the local people promote migrants perspectives in policy matters within the County provide a space where County officials can present topics of interest and inform migrant communities on developments in the County among others For further information please contact Maria Finn Social Inclusion Officer Community Services Department South Dublin County Council Tel 086 3803060 01 4149270 or email at mfinn sdublincoco ie Intercultural Dialogue Group Clondalkin The intercultural group meets every two weeks in the Intercultural Centre in Clondalkin The group has twenty four members and is actively involved in planning the new Global Garden in Corkagh Park The group members have developed strong bonds and socialise together regularly In the past year two of the group achieved Irish Citizenship and other members are preparing their applications The group has explored issues of cultural practices power dialogue and asset based community development The group has also organised a number of social outings to further strengthen group cohesion Trócaire an Irish third world aid charity has recently supported the group to raise awareness on issues of Climate Justice and the group now plan to develop their website Globalgarden ie and launch the site by April 2013 The group has now forged links with the local residents group in Cherrywood housing estate which is close to the Global Garden A number of the residents from Cherrywood have committed to getting involved in the garden when

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  • Learning English
    sites NGOs Research Centres International Sites Useful Contacts Contact Us Translation tool provided by Google The Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration does not take any responsibility for quality of translation Learning English It is very important that you make every effort to learn and practice English Doing so will make living in Ireland a less stressful experience and will make iteasier to meet and befriend Irish people A higher standard of English will also mean that you can have greater range of employment and training possibilities open to you Where to learn Private Language Schools Private language schools in Ireland offer courses which range from basic tuition to courses leading to an internationally recognised qualification The Advisory Council for English Language Schools ACELS oversees private English language schools in Ireland ACELS remit under the Department of Education and Skills is to promote the highest standards in the quality of educational services and to ensure that these standards are maintained To view a list of of recognised ACELS schools visit this link on the ACELS website Education and Training Boards The Department of Education and Skills provide annual funding to Education and Training Boards ETBs from which English Language tuition may be provided to adult migrants Some English classes are free some charge a small fee To find and ETB near you offering English language classes click on the following link Voluntary and other Non Governmental Organisations In addition to the above there are a number of non governmental organisations NGO s and voluntary organisations in Ireland who offer English languages classes Many of these classes are free of charge For example classes are provided by Fáilte Isteach Project run by Third Age Foundation T he Fáilte Isteach project involves older people volunteering their time to teach conversational English to new migrants from all over the world Fáilte Isteach now September 2015 has a team of three full time staff and one part time all of whom support a group of more than 750 volunteers who are offering a service to 2 200 migrant students from 75 countries every week There are now 52 branches based in 21 counties A Primary Health Care Centre has opened in Summerhill with Third Age Fáilte Isteach s parent body on the premises This is the first time a community and voluntary organisation has been included in a Primary Care Centre in Ireland To learn more about the Fáilte isteach programme and locations where conversation classes take place follow this link SPIRASI a non governmental organisation that works with asylum seekers refugees and other migrant groups Doras Luimni is a support organisation for migrants in the midwest particularly Limerick and the surrounding counties which also provides English and cultural orientation classes To learn more about enrolling in classes please follow this link The Intercultural Drop in Centre which is part of the Dodder Valley Partnership offers voluntary English language classes Intercultural volunteer tutors assist students to speak read and write English using conversation

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