Social Justice

The Global Hub- Covid 07/07/20

August 27, 2020
The global pandemic Covid-19 is having a huge impact on the lives of people in many and varied ways across the world. As well as the direct health effects, there are enormous economic and social impacts; all of these are further increasing already major inequalities within and between countries. In this show we are grateful

The Global Hub – Sally Sanchez O’Neill Tribute 05/19

May 27, 2019
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Sally O’Neill Sanchez who has died aged 68 in April 2019, following a horrific motor accident in Guatemala.  Also killed in that accident were her colleagues  Ana Paula Hernandez, Daniel Tuc and Ana Velasquez. Sally worked for the charity Trócaire, which she joined

UCC Refugee Week 2019

March 8, 2019
UCC in conjunction with CRAOL and Community Radio Youghal ran  a Radio Skills course to coincide with Refugee Week, January 21 to 25th 2019. The course was available to those currently living in Direct Provision Accommodation Centres.

Life in Limbo 05/02/19

February 5, 2019
ASYLUM SEEKERS FETAC 3 RADIO COURSE UCC in conjunction with CRAOL and Community Radio Youghal ran  a Radio Skills course to coincide with Refugee Week, January 21 to 25th 2019. The course was available to those currently living in Direct Provision Accommodation Centres. Congratulations to Asad, Dolapo, Nassim, Ozwell, Sultan, Blerina, Uzma (Full names not

The Global Hub – Latin American Series 2018 Part 1

November 1, 2018
As part of our ongoing work with Trócaire, who fund the Global Hub as one of their strategic partner projects, we are producing a series of three shows on the theme of Latin America. The first programme, The Global Hub: 21st September 2018, focuses on Nicaragua, Honduras and Argentina and features the following speakers: Professor

The Global Hub- Visit of the Pope 14/08/2018

August 14, 2018
  Pope Francis and the family Broadcast date: 14th August 2018 Feature Interview Part 1: Fr Donal Dorr, author of “The Pope Francis Agenda”, explores Care for the Earth, and Care for the Poor. Poem: Benjamin Fitzgerald, age 9, reads a poem about Family. Song: Ag Chríost an Síol, Liam Ó Maonlaí Interview: Avril Warren,

The Global Hub-Legislative responses to Palestine and to Climate Change 10/08/18

August 10, 2018
  Broadcast date: July 10th 2018 Field recording: A round of applause greets Palestinian farmers at a public meeting in Carrigaline. Interview: Gerry Liston, legal officer with Sadaka, the Ireland Palestine alliance, explains the legal and political background to the Occupied Territories Bill. Public Talk: Mona from Palestine shares her experiences of farming in the

The Global Hub-Education and Global Development 05/07/18

July 7, 2018
  Education and Global Development Broadcast date: June 5th 2018 Presenter Gertrude Cotter explains the Id Est programme at UCC, which introduces student teachers to global development issues. Interview with student teacher, Ms O’Shea from the Nagle Rice Secondary School in Doneraile explains what she learned from the Id Est programme and how she applied

The Global Hub- Moving On 2016

August 25, 2016
“Moving On” is the story of two people, Valerie Brown and Matthew Whitney. It is primarily the story of their move out of residential care for people with disabilities. Valerie and Matthew both lived in residential care for many years and have been engaged in a long process of preparation to move to their own

The Global Hub-Gender Equality 2016

August 25, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

Ireland in the Wider World Series 2016

July 29, 2016
In 2016 I carried out a series of interviews with people with a link to Ireland, who had worked in different ways, in different decades in different parts of the world and in different jobs!  Here you will find a flavour of these interesting conversations which also form an oral history of the Irish connection

Radio Interview with Féilim Ó HAdhmaill

April 12, 2016
Interview with Féilim Ó HAdhmaill, Lecturer, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork on The State of the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland et al. Date: April 2016 Radio station: Community Radio Youghal, Co Cork Interviewer: Gertrude Cotter Presenter of the Global Hub  

Cork Calais Solidarity Group

February 1, 2016
Elaine Murtagh of Cork Calais Group before and after convoy to Calais in support of refugees living there.  

Tanzania Group Interview

January 12, 2016
Three young people ten to three young people who just returned from Tanzania on a program called Insight, run by Development Perspectives.  DP is an Irish organisation working in the field of Development Education.  Its mission is to contribute to lessening poverty, inequality and climate change through transformative education and active global citizenship. Their work

Interview with Chinedu Onyejelem

January 12, 2016
Chinedu Onyejelem is the Editor and Publisher of Ireland’s multicultural weekly Metro Eireann.Chinedu has played a leading role in the promotion of cross-cultural relationships in the emerging multiethnic community in Ireland. He is a native of Nigeria and has lived in Ireland for 14 years and is now an Irish citizen. After moving to Ireland

Cork Calais Solidary Group

January 12, 2016
Elaine Murtagh talks about her trip to Calais & the Ireland Refugee Solidarity Group! (in two parts) Best!

Anti-Deportation Ireland Interview

January 12, 2016
Radio interview with Joe Moore of Anti-Deportation Ireland. Anti-Deportation Ireland (ADI) is a national, multi-ethnic grassroots network/alliance of activists, asylum seekers, refugees, community workers, trade unionists, and academics who have come together to campaign against forced deportation in Ireland, and for the abolition of the direct provision system. ADI believes that deportation is inhuman, unnecessary

The Global Hub – Mark Cummins Comhlamh

January 12, 2016
Head of Comhlamh Mark Cummins updates us on Comhlamh’s work. Best!    

Interview with Matthew Whitney

January 12, 2016
Hi, all! In this interview Mr. Matthew Whitney talks about his many interests. Vintage cars, old movies, trains, ships, planes, history especially the Cold War. He also talks about his relationship with God and spirituality. He gives his views about attitudes towards people with intellectual and physical disabilities and he talks about his move out

Live from Kenya Interview with Martin Balatyne

January 12, 2016
Live from Kenya, Martin Balatyne CEO of Midleton based NGO Friends of Londiani talks about their work in Kenya. Action Lesotho is an Irish NGO whose aim is to bring humanitarian and development aid from Ireland to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Their work is carried out in the spirit of service to others, by which

Family Carers Cork

January 12, 2016
Listen to Peter, Kitty, Mary, Pat and from Family Carers Ireland, Cork Branch, speaking about life as a family carer. This radion interview is part of the “Behind the Curtain” project (http://behindthecurtain.gertrudecotter.info/) was set up in 2015 by a group of older carers at the Cork Carers Association. Its purpose is to raise awareness about

Professor Siobhan Mullaly speaks about Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 12, 2016
Professor Siobhan Mullaly, University College Cork Law Lecturer, discussing the current (2015) Syrian Refugee Crisis. https://soundcloud.com/user-215187443/theglobalhub

The Global Hub- Niyi Kolawole Interview 2015 – Racism in Irish Health System

August 25, 2015
Niyi Kolawole, a current University College Cork PhD candidate, discusses the current state of the Irish health system. Focusing on structural racism in the health system.

The Global Hub: Sheila Dillon on Development Education

August 3, 2015
Shiela Dillon, former Development Education Officer at Trócaire, speaks to me at my very first radio interview.  Her professionalism helped to relax my nerves!   Thank you Sheila. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/GertrudeCotter/interview-with-sheila-dillon-010715/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

Fortress Europe

April 21, 2015
It is with horror that I witness the deaths of people on boats coming into Europe. The whole issues of deaths at sea for people seeking to escape impossible realities where they are from, has something that has outraged me for a very long time. Global Citizen Contact Point is in its infancy but in

Social Justice and Digital Humanities

August 20, 2014
Part 1: Door 1: Tools and Technologies Introduction As I start my journey of learning about Digital Humanities I want to discover how it relates to my interest in Social Justice.  We are witnessing immense human suffering around the world e.g. DR Congo, South Sudan, Haiti and the Phillipines. Neoliberalism, environmental degradation and climate change

Lampedusa Refugee Deaths 2

October 12, 2013
People seeking refuge in Europe die in sunken boatsthe second time in a week a boat holding refugees from African countries has capsized killing at least 27 people trying to reach European shores. Three of these people were children. Last week on 3rd October 345 people drowned in similar circumstances. The boats were heading for

Lampedusa Refugee Deaths

October 10, 2013
People seeking refuge in Europe die in sunken boats. For the second time in a week a boat holding refugees from African countries has capsized killing at least 27 people trying to reach European shores. Three of these people were children. Last week on 3rd October 345 people drowned in similar circumstances. The boats were heading