Taoiseach: “Irish people should welcome refugees as it would be beneficial to our society and to the economy” – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Taoiseach: “Irish people should welcome refugees as it would be beneficial to our society and to the economy”




The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on the Irish people to welcome refugees in to Ireland saying they would be beneficial to our society and the economy.

Mr Kenny made his comments whilst talking to reporters as he arrived at an emergency summit of EU leaders in Brussels.”We should focus on the reasons as to why we can open our country to those who can contribute to our economy and our society.” “From our own history we understand what it is to live on another man’s shore, and Ireland has been a leading proponent of this.”

The Taoiseach further stated: “It’s about the why, really, of why you should do this.” “I opened a facility recently, speaking to a young woman there who was the financial controller of a very major company, she told me her parents came to Ireland as Bosnian refugees after the Balkan wars and she went to school in Ireland and obviously was educated and is now contributing greatly to our economy and the status of our country.”

The news comes after the European Union confirmed that nations will give an additional ÔéČ1 billion in funding to UN agencies dealing with the refugee crisis.

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