TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said Ireland will participate “diligently and fully” in EU talks aimed at addressing the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.
It comes as German chancellor Angela Merkel presses other European countries to do more to share the burden. Berlin has said it expects to receive a record 800,000 asylum seekers this year. Ireland agreed earlier this year to take 600.
In the UK, Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has suggested every town in Britain should welcome ten families fleeing war and political turmoil in the Middle East.
Would a scheme like that work here?