“He’s out of touch” – Major backlash for Minister for Housing for saying he’s “very disturbed” at concerned Irish people staging anti-migrant protests in Ballymun #IrelandIsFull – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

“He’s out of touch” – Major backlash for Minister for Housing for saying he’s “very disturbed” at concerned Irish people staging anti-migrant protests in Ballymun #IrelandIsFull




The government appear to be completely out of touch with the average person in relation to how they feel about an uncapped number of migrants flooding into the country.

People are getting fed up with not being consulted and being landed with endless numbers of, what appears to be, mostly migrant men being placed in their community.

Fianna Fail’s Darragh O’Brien has been lambasted on social media over his comments in relation to the protests. Some social media users are saying that O’Brien is “anti-Irish” with his remarks.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien said he was “very disturbed” about the anti-migrant protests that took place in Ballymun, Dublin, over the weekend.

The protests were directed against the accommodation of migrants in a hotel in Ballymun. Locals say they only could see young men entering the building, but this cannot be confirmed that it was only men. Officials claim women and children are there too but again locals don’t agree on this.

According to RTE, O’Brien said that after watching some of the protest videos, he thought “people have a right to protest, they don’t have a right to intimidate people”.

“We’ve been a welcoming country, rightly so. We know from our own history what it’s like to have to leave our own shores, due to oppression, due to war, due to famine.

“The vast majority of people living here support our efforts to look after people from Ukraine and people form other countries who are fleeing persecution. So it concerns me to see that,” O’Brien said.

“If people have a differing viewpoint, they are entitled to that, but they’re not entitled to intimidate people,” he said.

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