I have published a video this morning on my YouTube channel about international protection law in Ireland. This covers the area of seeking/claiming asylum in Ireland. This is a topic that generates a lot of heat in Irish society nowadays with regular protests at various appointed centres around the country for asylum seekers. If my… Continue reading International protection (asylum seeking) in Irish law
I published a video last week on my YouTube channel which touched upon the question of immigration to Ireland. It has generated a significant amount of comment and if you were to read through the comments you might (wrongly) conclude that the Irish people were opposed to housing asylum seekers. But if you look under… Continue reading Looking under the bonnet of my video about the immigration issue
The news over the weekend of the burning of the hotel in Galway earmarked for 70 asylum seekers later this week is an embarrassment to all of us. The cries of “this is now who we are” rings hollow. Because this is clearly what some of us are, at least. The symbolism of the act… Continue reading “This is not who we are” rings hollow
Anti-immigrant protestors often trot out wild allegations about migrants coming to Ireland with no passports as an abuse of our immigration system. In the first quarter of 2023 there have been 780 such people which is down 50% on the peak figure in 2022. Asylum seekers arriving in a country without passports is not unusual,… Continue reading Let’s talk about asylum seekers arriving in Ireland without documents
I find it a little bit nauseating to hear people talking about their ‘concern for the asylum seekers’ as a reason for their committed opposition to housing them in their community. It has always struck me as odd that the people expressing concern have never exhibited strong feelings in that connection in the past. The… Continue reading Aleppo to Ballinamore-Would You Accept the ‘Inadequate Services’?