Friday October 30, 2020

Nigerian asylum claims: What McDowell said

Last week, in advance of an RTE Prime Time Investigates programme and following recent media coverage of the issue, the Department of Justice issued a briefing document on asylum seekers.

11th June, 2005

Last week, in advance of an RTE Prime Time Investigates programme and following recent media coverage of the issue, the Department of Justice issued a briefing document on asylum seekers. The minister had clearly been stung by accusations levelled against him.

“A small but well placed minority of commentators,” the document began, “have sought to create the impressions that Ireland's treatment of asylum seekers is harsh and unfair.

“They have consistently concealed...

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