Immigration from the EU

David McWilliams (SBP, 29/7/07) adopts an independent-minded approach to the all-important issue of mass immigration.

11th August, 2007

David McWilliams (SBP, 29/7/07) adopts an independent-minded approach to the all-important issue of mass immigration.

He acknowledges that ‘‘immigration is not just an economic conundrum’’, yet he devotes his article exclusively to the economic aspect. He ignores the significant social impact, namely the serious pressures on public housing, schools, health and hospital care, welfare and transport.

He theorises that immigration policy ought to be selective or discriminating. Yet, insofar as Ireland faces...

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