Friday February 21, 2020

Ireland is wide open to illegal migration

McGurk: A mere two days of Garda checkpoints on the border turned up 50 people trying to enter Ireland illegally. How many make the trip in a full year?

22nd August, 2015
Immigration is becoming a big problem.

A friend who is an Irish citizen related to me recently how, on arrival at Dublin Airport after a long-haul flight, it had taken him nearly an hour to clear immigration. He wasn’t criticising the work of the immigration officials but, rather, the limited numbers of staff apparently available to operate the system.

The following day, I was reading in the newspapers that on two separate occasions recently, Garda checkpoints at the border...

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