The people of the small town of Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare have voted overwhelmingly to reject the settlement of 115 asylum seekers in the town.
93% of the historical Irish towns residents rejected the governments plan to settle the migrants in their locality. The town with a population of just 300 would see population increase by 40% and locals fear the strains on local services and potential for societal problems.
There is also the inevitability that Irish natives would over time be a minority in Lisdoonvarna if the plan goes ahead.
The government plans to house the migrants in the King Thomond Hotel however.
Lisdoonvarna Fáilte chairman Paddy Dunne has called on the government to respect the wishes of their citizens but this is unlikely as they are under strict orders from Brussels to carry on with the EU’s population replacement programme.