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Ukrainian Voices From Ireland

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Ukrainian born Ivan Soroka on growing up in Ireland

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6 minutes | Tuesday, 28 May 2024
Ivan Soroka chats to Trina Mara about his Ukrainian parents and what it was like moving to Ireland at the age of six.     
5 minutes | Tuesday, 21 May 2024
Alla Mikhnova chats to Trina Mara about the Russian invasion and how her husband is still in Ukraine.  She checks the news every morning to see what has happened overnight.  
5 minutes | Tuesday, 14 May 2024
Reporter Eoin Glackin chats to Fr.Vasyl Komitsky from Donnycarney Church in Dublin.  He came here from Ukraine in 2012 and has been working closely with the local Ukrainian community.  
6 minutes | Monday, 13 May 2024
Reporter Eoin Glackin spoke with Ukrainian priest Father Vasyl Kornitsky of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Donnycarney, Dublin. Fr Vasyl came to Ireland in 2012. He told us about how his job changed after the war broke out. 
4 minutes | Tuesday, 30 April 2024
Alla Mikhnova speaks to Trina Mara about her life in Ireland after fleeing the war in Ukraine with her two children.  
5 minutes | Monday, 22 April 2024
Alla Mikhnova speaks to Trina about leaving her husband behind in Ukraine to stay with his mother as she came to Ireland with her two sons after her town was occupied on the first day of the war.  She told us how her children have struggled as a lot ...
5 minutes | Monday, 15 April 2024
Sergiy Balan's 22-year-old nephew was killed on the first day of occupation by the Russians.  Sergiy's mother, who is 82, has said she is too old to travel and "better to die in her own hometown".  
4 minutes | Tuesday, 2 April 2024
Sergiy Balan is the Chairman of the Association of Ukrainians in Ireland.  He tells Trina Mara about how lost he was when he came to Ireland over 20 years to learn English.   www.ukrainians.ie
7 minutes | Wednesday, 27 March 2024
Radion tells us about the printing business he has started in Ireland since fleeing the war 2 years ago   www.steekaz.ie
6 minutes | Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Radion chats to Trina about starting a small family printing business in Ireland since they fled the war in Ukraine. They do a huge range of printing to include promotional / marketing merchandise for businesses, pop-up banners, vehicle branding, eve...
6 minutes | Tuesday, 12 March 2024
We've been chatting to Radion about his journey from Ukraine and how he came to be in Ireland with his family
6 minutes | Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Trina Mara continues chatting to Radian about how he fled the war in Ukraine with his wife and 2 young children.  He explained how many of his neighbours and friends didn't leave as they couldn't leave elderly parents behind.   He explains the long d...
6 minutes | Thursday, 29 February 2024
Radion speaks to Trina Mara about how he came to be in Ireland.  He fled the war with his young children as the area around their home was destroyed and his wife was in another part of Ukraine grieving the loss of her mother.   They were in the middl...
3 minutes | Friday, 23 February 2024
Trina Mara chats to Sergiy Balan, Chairman of the Association of Ukrainians in Ireland,  ahead of Saturday's prayer vigil at Cavan Cathedral which will mark 2 years of the war in Ukraine.  There'll also be performances by Irish and Ukrainian artists,...
10 minutes | Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Andy Kenny set up www.misneachukraine.com with two friends from his football team - one of them Irish, the other one from Ukraine.  They've sent truckloads of adult incontinence wear, crutches, wheelchairs, hoists, first aid kids and walking frames t...
Ukrainian born Ivan Soroka on growing up in Ireland
Ukrainian Voices From Ireland

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