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Diversity On Air… coming soon!

Irish media does not accurately reflect our diverse Ireland. Women, migrants, LGBT, Irish Travellers, Roma, religious minorities, people with disabilities, diverse socioeconomic status, rural Ireland – these are just some of the diversities that are simply not represented in Irish print, radio or television. It doesn’t take extensive studies to ascertain that Irish media predominantly […]

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Dil’s Biog

Dil Wickremasinghe has one vision and that is to create an inclusive and equal Ireland where all residents can live a fuller and more authentic life. She is a Social Justice and Mental Health broadcaster and journalist with Newstalk 106-108 and presents her weekly award winning programme “Global Village” every Saturday 7-9 pm. In addition […]

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What does social justice mean to me?

A couple of weeks ago we received a text on Global Village on Newstalk 106-108 from one of our listeners requesting for me to explain what I thought social justice meant. At the time I jokingly said that if he or she listened to the show it would be rather obvious what we meant by […]

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A lesson in gratitude – how to find contentment in life?

Gratitude – is something I feel every day especially in recent times. It all started with The Irish Hospice “Thank You” book back in 2010. I remember I featured it on Global Village as I  was joined by clinical psychologist, Dr Marie Murray, on the benefits of gratitude. Ever since then I’ve adopted gratitude as my […]

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About the Lord Mayor’s Awards 2014 and pictures from the night…

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, hosted the 2014 Lord Mayor’s Awards in the Round Room of the Mansion House, Dawson Street, on Tuesday, 4th February, 2014. Since 1989, this annual award ceremony has honoured individuals and groups who have made a special contribution to Dublin. It is an opportunity for the Lord Mayor, […]

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“I’ve stayed in the shadows long enough!” Lord Mayors Awards 2014 – Frederick Douglas Award acceptance speech

Dil and Anne Marie at the Mansion House 4th February 2014 Lord Mayor, fellow recipients, distinguished guests, family and friends Thank you for this amazing award – I can’t begin to tell you how moved I am by this but I am sure going to try to tell you anyway! I’ve lived most of my […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day – we must never forget…

The National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration which takes place today in Dublin’s Mansion House.  This annual event is organised by the Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (HETI) The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year. This marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, on January, […]

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New award to recognise the contribution of migrants to Irish life!

Irish Lives: Dil Wickremasinghe Broadcaster and social justice campaigner to receive new Dublin civic award Dil Wickremasinghe: Newstalk presenter and social activist is set to be the first person to get the Frederick Douglass Award for outstanding contribution to civic life in Dublin by an immigrant. Photograph: Aidan Crawle By Olivia Kelly – Irish Times […]

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Dil Wickremasinghe is on the right side of… 40!

Yes, it is a big birthday! The house is cleaned, the balloons are up, the music is set up and I’ve cooked enough curry to feed an army! As I wait for my friends and family to arrive I thought I’d share with whoever is reading this how incredibly blessed and grateful I am for […]

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Time to start treating the Roma community in Ireland with dignity and respect!

This week like many people in Ireland and around the world I was shocked at how 2 children, a 7-year-old girl in Tallaght and a 2-year-old boy in Athlone, were removed from their Roma families by Gardaí under childcare legislation. The two incidents came in the wake of a high-profile case where a blonde child […]

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