Sharkey claims ‘open-door’ EU policy on immigration will ‘overwhelm’ Ireland

The Donegal native said he would use his presidential bid to highlight his concerns about immigration, and to campaign for the decriminalisation of drugs and prostitution

22nd July, 2018
Kevin Sharkey has set out his stall in the hopes of securing a nomination to challenge Michael D Higgins for the presidency – saying of the incumbent: ‘83 or 84 years of age is quite an age to be in that job’ Pic: Bryan Meade

The artist and presidential hopeful Kevin Sharkey has said that Europe’s “open-door” immigration policy threatens to “overwhelm” Ireland.

Sharkey has also criticised the current president Michael D Higgins for a “sense of entitlement”, and expressed concerns about Higgins’s age.

The Donegal native said he would use his presidential bid to highlight his concerns about immigration, and to campaign for the decriminalisation of drugs and prostitution.

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