Pressure mounts on Grealish over his ‘sponger’ criticisms of Africans
l Irish Refugee Council seeks meeting with Galway West TD in wake of controversial remarks
The Irish Refugee Council is to seek a meeting with independent TD Noel Grealish after he claimed that African asylum-seekers are economic migrants who come to Ireland to “sponge off us”.
Chief executive of the NGO Nick Henderson said he wanted to explain to the Galway West TD that asylum was open to anyone facing prosecution on grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or being members of a particular social group such...
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