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Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition calls on government to double asylum seeker intake




The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition, which comprises over 20 different organisations, has said ahead of the deadline for Ireland to announce the number of migrant resettlement places it is committing to, that we must double our intake of asylum seekers to meet our “fair share”.

Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland, which is a part of the Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition, Eugene Quinn, said

“A significantly enhanced and adequately resourced refugee resettlement programme will be needed, if Ireland is to meet its fair share of the projected global resettlement need over the coming years.”

As part of the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) Ireland had settled around 2,600 in the four years since September 2015 in the country.

The government is under orders from the EU to continually increase the number of so-called “refugees” being settled in the country despite the dire state of Ireland’s public services, thousands of homeless and the continued pressure on already struggling working- and middle-class families.

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