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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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Housing hinders refugee resettlement

Housing problems in Ireland remain the “most significant challenge” to relocating refugees here, according to high-level advice given to the justice minister. Briefing material for Frances Fitzgerald also notes that the State could “intervene” to address a problem of high insurance premiums … Continue reading

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€312m allocated for new social housing plan

Every local authority in the country is set to benefit from a new €312m social housing plan. The Government has unveiled the latest phase of its housing strategy, worth a total of €4bn. Some 1,700 new homes are set to … Continue reading

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