He told Newstalk Breakfast that he thought some politicians were “playing the race card” because they think it will work in their favour and they were doing it by using comments like “we have to house our own.”
Thu, 21 Nov, 2019
Galway West TD Noel Grealish shamelessly suggests that some money sent home by Nigerian immigrants in Ireland may have come from crime or fraud (Irish Examiner report November 13). This allegation made under Dáil privilege was not substantiated by any evidence and, whether he intended it or not, his allegation is adding fuel to the
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
What the country does not need replicated is the scenes that developed in Oughterard. Surely, even in the midst of various domestic problems, this country should offer a warm place of refuge, even if only temporarily, for some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, writes
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has blamed "grossly misleading" information about asylum seeker numbers for the decision to scrap plans for a direct provision centre in Oughterard after a weeks long racism row stand-off.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
Publican Rory Clancy, spokesman for a demonstration supported by over 2,000 people at the weekend, said the community was once again asking the department to “come and speak to us here in Oughterard”.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on residents of the Connemara town of Oughterard to “step back” and allow for the process of selecting new direct provision centre for asylum seekers to take place.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged Rural Independent TD Noel Grealish to "withdraw" or clarify his claims that African asylum seekers are in reality economic migrants coming to Ireland to "sponge" off taxpayers, amid growing calls for him to resign.
Sat, 14 Sep, 2019