Uproar online as 22 Syrian families get rehoused in Ireland while 10,000 Irish lie homeless – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Uproar online as 22 Syrian families get rehoused in Ireland while 10,000 Irish lie homeless




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There’s been online consternation over the past couple of days after the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan welcomed 22 Syrian families into Ireland to focus on their new future.

But social media users are saying “what about the future of the 10,000 Irish who are homeless?”

The Syrian families are here thanks to the Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP), a programme the EU supports.

President Donald Trump is determined to pull American troops out of Syria, with many declaring the war to be over so why are people still seen as refugees from Syria.

A total of 105 Syrians arrived here and will be given shelter. Another 97 refugees arrived from Lebanon last week bringing the total number of people resettled this month to 202.

The families are staying at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre in Ballaghaderreen in Co Roscommon while they await permanent housing in communities across Ireland.

The refugees that came to Ireland last week are staying in centres in Mosney, Co Meath and Clonea Strand, Co Waterford.

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