More tests for immigrants

The Irish state has followed Britain’s lead by making migrants take and pass English tests before entering the country.

6th October, 2007

The Irish state has followed Britain’s lead by making migrants take and pass English tests before entering the country.

It ought to have happened a decade ago. But better late than never! As well as proficiency in the use of the English language, would-be immigrants should also be tested on their knowledge of Irish law and culture.

JA Barnwell St Patrick’s Road, Dublin 9

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