Travellers protest arrival of Syrian refugees

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Some dilemma for the "social affairs" people in the Irish Times .
 


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This is a huge pickle for all the bleeding hearts, what with travellers new found ethnic status they won't know who to call wacist.
 

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Out of the 6 Syrian families we got in this town only 1 family doesn't look like they'd fit right in on the local halting site. They've had so much handed to them that a life time of working by the whole lot of them won't pay back all the taxpayer money that has been and will continue to be spent on them. These people are never going back to Syria. It'll be fun to see how patriotic they are when the war in Syria ends and able bodied men are needed to rebuild the homes, schools, businesses and hospitals back home. They'll have a hell of a battle getting them out of Europe and back home.
The chances are they aren't Syrians. Just like the 'children' in Calais aren't children or Syrian. The chances are if they are Syrian they will head off back there at some stage, if they aren't we are stuck with them.
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Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world

If we can't accommodate refugees, we have a serious moral problem

On top of that the west of Ireland apparently has enormous numbers of empty houses and rural Ireland is dying from depopulation, what can possibly go wrong ? :)
 

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Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world

If we can't accommodate refugees, we have a serious moral problem

On top of that the west of Ireland apparently has enormous numbers of empty houses and rural Ireland is dying from depopulation, what can possibly go wrong ? :)
rural people dont like other rural folk from the next parish over , how do you think they would react to syrians ?
 

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Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world

If we can't accommodate refugees, we have a serious moral problem

On top of that the west of Ireland apparently has enormous numbers of empty houses and rural Ireland is dying from depopulation, what can possibly go wrong ? :)
This statement is so ridicules I cant tell if you're taking the p1ss.
Thanks to treacherous politicians they have burdened this country and people with unrepayable dept yet you maintain we are one of the richest countries in the world.
People have a moral obligation to provide for their families. Our government has a moral obligation to represent the best interests of the Irish people(which they have consistently failed to do since selling out to the EU) .We have absolutely no moral obligation or responsibility towards anyone from outside the state ,and while our foreign policy should be based on humanitarian grounds to promote equalities and freedoms other nations problems should be kept at arms length unless they directly effect Irish people.
Your final statement is so anti Irish ,so colonialist and so aggressive towards native Irish that it is bordering on genocidal. What can go wrong with population replacement? .Ask anyone with any idea of Irish history.
Your smiley face at the end suggests you already know all this and are just having a laugh but it is worrying there are people who would completely agree with your statements.
As regards the OP. Social housing these days is a huge privilege and should be given to those who have shown their worth to society .This in turn builds a strong integrated community. Foreigners should be last on the list especially those from a different culture as they weaken community cohesion.Irish people (including travellers ) should be assessed not on the basis of what they are but who they are and what benefit they will be to the community.Other than that priority should be given to vulnerable IRISH.To the elderly who have paid their dues or to disabled/special needs who need our support.
 

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Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world

If we can't accommodate refugees, we have a serious moral problem

On top of that the west of Ireland apparently has enormous numbers of empty houses and rural Ireland is dying from depopulation, what can possibly go wrong ? :)
The way to combat that is to create more jobs in the local community, to stop the flight of the younger generation from those areas, bringing in more refugees is not the answer.
 

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Ireland is one of the richest countries in the world
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If we can't accommodate refugees, we have a serious moral problem
No we don't. It is strange that genuine Syria refugees have shown very little interest in coming here.

On top of that the west of Ireland apparently has enormous numbers of empty houses and rural Ireland is dying from depopulation, what can possibly go wrong ? :)
Rural Ireland should be depopulating at a far faster rate than is the case. There are far more people living there than it can support.

razorbalde said:
The way to combat that is to create more jobs in the local community, to stop the flight of the younger generation from those areas, bringing in more refugees is not the answer.
No the right thing to do is for the people to move to where the 21st century is at, and out of places that exist because people with a horse and trap could get to the market there.

Using them as dumping grounds for refugees will not end well either.
 


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