Surge of the migrant tide

While we wait, torn between compassion and practicality, the signs are that the massive 21st century population shift has already begun

5th July, 2015
Surge of the migrant tide
A boat carrying migrants approaches the Belgian Navy Vessel Godetia during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coastPicture: AP

The migrant crisis is creeping closer. Last week, justice minister Frances Fitzgerald revealed to the cabinet a sudden increase in the numbers of migrants entering the Republic. The vast majority of them are illegal.

Fitzgerald told the cabinet that many immigrants are arriving from Britain after travelling across Europe and others are coming across the Border from Northern Ireland. It is understood that many of them are mostly young males from such countries as Afghanistan,...

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