Category Archives: Development

Change

Ireland has been a place lately defined by dramatic change. The change brought by surging wealth developed during the Celtic Tiger years, when the country catapulted from one of the economic under-performers of Europe to the shining star that countries … Continue reading

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Mitchell Scholar Michael Solis reports on his experience with the Irish development agency, Trócaire, in Latin America and Sierra Leone

It feels like just a few days ago that I was furiously typing out my master’s thesis at NUI Galway, in-between runs along Galway’s promenade and late night hang-outs at the pub with Mitchells and Irish friends. That was back … Continue reading

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Disability and Development in Dublin

Ireland is known for many things. In the short few months that I’ve been here, I’ve found that its reputation for arts and culture, friendly people, beautiful scenery, and lively atmosphere is well deserved. Fewer people know that Ireland is … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise, Community Development and Take-Home Lessons

Somehow, between my research interests and my project with DARD, I’ve become completely immersed in the world of social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the … Continue reading

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Life in the Civil Service

For the past month, I have assumed the life of a Northern Ireland Civil Servant. As a requirement of my degree, Leadership for Sustainable Rural Development, I must complete a sixteen week work placement. By my good fortune, I have … Continue reading

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