The Tánaiste and Labour party leader Joan Burton has claimed that Ireland will accept, up to 5,000 refugees over a period of time.
Ms Burton also said there is no set limit as of yet as of how many refugees will be allowed into Ireland, the Tánaiste also said Ireland needs to push for a peace settlement in Syria using the UN General Assembly. Ms Burton claimed the people who will be entering Ireland will be placed in the Refugee Programme rather than entering the Direct Provision system.
Ms Burton told RTE: “These are people who will come in like the people from Bosnia before them and, indeed, from Vietnam before that. “They will come in as what are called, in UN terms, ‘Programme Refugees’. She added: “In other words, we have made positive arrangements to accept these people, who, under the Geneva Convention, as we know are fleeing war and fleeing total breakdown and dissolution in their own country.”