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UK Police spend £2,700 an hour on translators

£2,700 an hour on translators A recent poll conducted by the Conservative Party in the UK revealed that the UK police forces spent almost £2,700 an hour on translators in 2007. This was spent on translation and interpreting between witnesses and suspects. A total bill of £24 million for translation in 2006/07 was returned. This […]

Nasz Glos: New Polish weekly in Ireland

A new polish weekly paper is available for Polish people in Ireland called Nasz Głos According to national statistics, the number of Polish people living in the Ireland has reached 250,000* and the majority of them are living in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Nasz Glos is a weekly online publications that helps Polish people in Ireland […]

Employment Equality Act 1998, 2004

The Employment Equality Act 1998, 2004 sets out the legal entitlements for fair treatment to all workers in Ireland. The Employment Equality Act 1998 came into force on the 18th of October 1999, and was amended on the 25th October 2004 to the Equality Act 2004 The Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004 deal with […]

European Health Insurance Card

Travelling in Europe? You should apply for your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This is an important card to protect you when travelling abroad. It’s free and takes just under 10 days to arrive to your home address. Irish citizens can apply online through the HSE The STAR Team

Polish Community Resources

Polish Community Resources According to unofficial statistics there are almost 300,000 Polish people in Ireland. This year a large number of them will be able to vote in Ireland. If you have recently moved to Ireland, then here are some useful Polish resources for you: Polish Embassy in Ireland Irish Polish Society Polski Dublin Gazeta […]

Emergency Numbers

Phone numbers for emergency services in major European countries differ from country to country. For safety, you should always check your destination’s emergency information before you travel. 112 is the generic number to call emergency services anywhere in the European Union. Emergency numbers Country Police Ambulance Fire Brigade Andorra 110 118 118 Austria 133 144 […]

Free Community Interpreters Training: Galway

Interpreting Situations of Sexual Violence A two-day training programme for Community Interpreters Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of February 2008 from 09:30 to 16:30 Venue: Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square, Galway The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is developing a training programme for community interpreters to equip them to interpret for people who have experienced sexual violence, […]

Fianna Fáil Seeks Polish Members

Fianna Fáil asks Polish members to join party Fianna Fáil recently launched their own Polish pages to invite members to join their party. It shows a very interesting trend in Ireland and the depth of Polish nationals within the country. The Fianna Fáil party’s Polish web pages. The STAR Team

What is the best font to use on my site?

Trying to decide what the best font and style to use on your next international site can be tricky. Especially when you are trying to see if your foreign character sets will be ok. A great site to visit that allows you to try various styles/fonts and sizes is the typetester site from Maratz. http://typetester.maratz.com/ […]

Transit and TermStar Version XV

Updates to Transit and TermSTAR version XV Service Pack 22 We would like to announce that Service Pack 22 is now available for download .Detailed information on new features and improvements implemented with this Service Pack can be found in the readmetr.txt and readmets.txt Apart from bug fixes Service Pack 22 contains the following new features […]