Friday December 13, 2019

Why so silent on this new ‘burden’?

Ireland can shame Europe out of its squalid response to the ongoing refugee crisis.

15th August, 2015
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Migrants arrive in Kos, Greece after their voyage from Turkey on a dinghy. Picture: AP

For seven years, Irish politics has been preoccupied with burden sharing - how to get it; when to ask for it; how much. Now, suddenly, all of Europe is preoccupied with burden sharing. And Ireland? We’ve gone quiet.

The burdens, of course, are different ones: the burden of bank bailouts, and the burden of large-scale refugee inflows. But the fact that the language used to describe them is the same brings some useful...

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