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Refugee crisis is an issue for the United Nations and not the EU

Yet again we see governments, including our own, bumbling around and trying not to offend any prospective voters, instead of solving a problem.

The refugee crisis, fuelled largely on Facebook in countries such as Syria, needs sorting out at the root of the problem.

All the targeted countries, especially Ireland, have their own homeless problems already, which the Government is also incapable of solving.

All the countries and the European Union spend millions of our tax money on diplomats.

All decent taxpayers contribute, one way or another, to the United Nations, which I always assumed was supposed to be solving problems like this.

I have great sympathy for the hundreds of homeless people on Dublin’s streets, and for people who are suffering in other countries, but hopefully, a few politicians will develop a backbone and try to solve the problem at root before the European Union, including Ireland, already hopelessly in debt, collapses under the financial strain.

Richard Barton

Tinahely

Co Wicklow

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