Throwing around lies on immigration is a dangerous game

We already have ‘controlled immigration’. But anti-migrant fervour, stoked by politicians and media on the right, is making Ireland a colder place for people who have come to call this country home

16th June, 2019
An anti-immigration rally in Slovakia: such sentiments are becoming increasingly mainstream

In 1978, when my mother first arrived in Ireland, she came with just a passport and a suitcase in hand. Hong Kong was in a recession. She had been working three jobs. She was a cleaner in the morning, a waitress in the afternoon and a trader in the markets at night. She scrimped and saved to buy a plane ticket to Ireland in search of a better life.

She was what we call these days...

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