Tánaiste says there shouldn’t be “upper limit” on the refugees Ireland takes

TÁNAISTE JOAN BURTON has said that she wouldn’t put an upper limit on the number of refugees Ireland takes from Syria in the coming years.

Speaking on The Colette Fitzpatrick Show on Newstalk, the Tánaiste said that the figure of 1,800 refugees that’s been touted by government ministers would be “an initial figure”.

“It could be 5,000, it could be more, I wouldn’t like to put an upper limit on it,” Burton said, explaining that families of refugees settled here could follow later:

The Labour leader said that a good example is when Ireland settled Bosnian refugees here, “initially we took 500 people, now we have a very large and significant Bosnian community.”

http://www.thejournal.ie/refugee-crisis-ireland-2314398-Sep2015/

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One Response to Tánaiste says there shouldn’t be “upper limit” on the refugees Ireland takes

  1. neofenian says:

    If Ireland has the money to settle all these migrants why hasn’t it been used to solve the problems in our health service, or homelessness, or to create jobs for the unemployed.

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