The Immigrant Newspaper project is run by the Eastern European Association of Ireland, of which Tania Zhinzhina is a founding member.
It was established by a group of people with vastly diverse backgrounds who are interested in creating an Ireland for the future through cultural exchange and dialogue with others.
The Immigrant Newspaper aims to promote Irish Culture and traditions to newcomers and introduce the flavour of the diversity of cultures to Irish society. It has been running since 2004 and is the only free multicultural newspaper in Cork. It contains information such as Education, Accommodation, Employment opportunities, News, Culture, Health, Child Care, Entertainment and other services available to migrant workers, foreign students and other interested members of the local community.
I am an immigrant myself and three years ago had no Irish friends while living in Ireland. I just realised that all non nationals are linking only with communities from their own countries and it didn’t look right to me. I decided to create a team of volunteers to begin The Immigrant Newspaper project and the inform people about their newly formed neighbourhood.