SBP editorial: ‘Irish welcome’ of immigrants must begin at home

18th March, 2018

The St Patrick’s Day visit of Ireland’s taoisigh to the White House has always been tinged with political tension. The Irish political establishment has always tried to pass it off as a non-political event, a celebration of Irish culture, while at the same time using the direct contact with the US president to carve a deal – in short, preferential treatment - for illegal Irish immigrants: all in the name of Ireland’s most famous immigrant,...

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