Uproar on social media as it’s confirmed Ireland “agrees” to take in more migrants from a boat on the Mediterranean – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
January 17, 2019

Uproar on social media as it’s confirmed Ireland “agrees” to take in more migrants from a boat on the Mediterranean

There has been uproar on social media after it was confirmed that Ireland will take in more migrants even though we have an out-of-control homeless crisis.

Ireland along with seven other EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 49 migrants who have been housed on two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea over the past few weeks.

In an announcement made yesterday afternoon, the Department of Justice and Equality confirmed that Ireland is willing to help Maltese authorities.

Although the Department refused to say how many migrants Ireland will be talking. But instead said negotiations are currently ongoing.

The migrants were refused entry to Malta, despite being picked up by two German rescue ships off the coast of Libya.

It is understood the agreement will now mean the two ships can disembark in Malta and those onboard will be given asylum in eight EU countries.

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