Asylum circus moves to Ballyogan and becomes literally unsustainable

Ask any tourist in Ireland what they like most about the Emerald Isle and at least one of their answers will probably be: céad mile fáilte received, or the greenery. Anyway, this has been my experience in talking with enthusiastic Americans. It is a shame, then, that it seems that we are heading towards replacing 100,000 shelters with 100,000 asylum centres, and at the same time turning around our commitment to the environment.

Of course, I exaggerate to achieve the effect, but only in part. While we may eventually have huge asylum camps instead of 100,000 centres, the Government seems obsessed with razing asylum centers to the point that vital services for the Irish people are also being sidelined.

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