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Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained medical staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here. Ireland’s increasing need for doctors is mainly being met by employing foreign-trained doctors, according to a new report from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Research carried … Continue reading

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Less than a third of promised 4,000 refugees settled here

Less than a third of the 4,000 refugees the Government promised to accept by the end of the 2017 have been resettled here, according to the most recent figures released ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday. Elsewhere, charities have … Continue reading

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A ‘visible divide’ has opened up within the European Union between the ‘elite’ and the general population

A “visible divide” has opened up within the European Union between the “elite” and the general population, according to a major survey of public opinion across the 28-nation bloc. The report by the Chatham House international affairs think tank found … Continue reading

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Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare

A Fine Gael councillor has been accused of engaging in “dog whistle” politics after it was reported locally that he made comments  suggesting an influx of Eastern Europeans see Ireland as an easy target to claim social welfare benefits. Stephen … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers insulted by allowance increase

An increase in the direct provision allowance to €21.60 a week for adults and children is “offensively minuscule” and shows “no understanding whatsoever” of the lives of those dependent on it, asylum seekers and several groups representing them have said. … Continue reading

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Gardaí examining if ‘pre-planning’ for London attacks occurred in Ireland

The Garda’s security service is examining whether any “pre-planning” for the London attacks occurred in Ireland following claims from a former Muslim radical that a second of the three terrorists had stayed here. The Irish convert, who spoke at a press … Continue reading

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Islamic radicals in Ireland now number ‘100 or more’

Islamic extremists now number “100 or more” in Ireland, a leading Muslim cleric has warned. Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar al-Qadri said he warned two years ago that extremism posed a problem to Ireland “but nobody listened”. Those warnings were laid … Continue reading

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