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Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families?

A senior UK politician is suggesting every town in Britain take ten families. Would it work here?

A migrant girl looks on from behind barbed wire as her family waits to enter into Macedonia.
A migrant girl looks on from behind barbed wire as her family waits to enter into Macedonia.
Image: Associated Press

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?


Poll Results:

No way. We don't have the resources. (8651)
Yes, let's accept more people. (7938)
It's worth considering. (4842)
No interest/opinion. (362)




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