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What about the homeless Irish? Govt says they’re going to review compensation payments they’re giving to migrants




The government has said that “within weeks” it will evaluate the compensation given to migrants, reports RTE.

Paschal Donohoe, the minister of public expenditure and reform, was commenting following the Taoiseach’s article in the Sunday Independent on government intentions to reduce Ireland’s appeal to economic migrants.

Pulling levers in government departments, according to the Taoiseach, would “ensure Ireland adopts a firmer system, and ensures we are not out of kilter with other EU countries.”

He said “this will not be a long drawn-out process. The Government will take decisions on this soon,” reports RTE.

According to the minister, the government wants to make sure that those who come to Ireland in search of safety are treated properly and with compassion.

However, he said that the nation must also make sure its actions are consistent with other choices and offerings made around Europe, reports RTE.

In addition, he emphasised the significance of the government treating citizens fairly and using public funds wisely.

In a multi-agency operation on Thursday, more than 100 tents were taken out of the Grand Canal. That came after a comparable effort to clear the Mount St. IPO office of an encampment last month, reports RTE.

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