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Matt Cooper: Refugees and immigrants need more than our good intentions

We need to talk about how we’re welcoming refugees and immigrants – and whether we need to put temporary limits on that welcome

Ukrainian refugees at the Ukrainian-Poland border: there’s a serious shortage of suitable accommodation for the refugees coming to Ireland

It can be very difficult to have serious discussions about putting limits on immigration and refugees without saying things that may give succour to the (thankfully) small number of racists and xenophobes who live among us.

But – and it is always a problem to introduce “but” in these circumstances – there has to be a serious discussion about the current crisis arising in our care for the foreigners who come to us in need. ...