Coalition concern mounts over spike in illegal immigration

The Coalition is increasingly concerned about a spike in migrants coming to Ireland, with hundreds arriving via the United Kingdom in recent months.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has informed the Cabinet of her concern that increased immigration in recent months, particularly in conjunction with possible future increases, has the potential to put pressure on both public and immigration services.

Ministers believe many immigrants, the vast majority of whom are male, are arriving from Britain after travelling across Europe and others are coming across the Border from Northern Ireland.

Sources said an estimated 700 migrants had entered the country in the space of one month and a definite increase has been noticeable since the turn of the year. The rise has become more of an issue across Government in the past two months.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s