In opposition, Shatter was fiercely critical of Direct Provision
In government, however, he has radically changed his tune:   Irish Times 8 Nov 2013 
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Catholic agencies say protecting lives must come before protecting borders 25 October 2013

This article from the Jesuit Refugee Service is critical of EU immigration policy in the wake of the recent shipwreck and death of 366 migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa in October - See more 


Immigration continues to reduce in Ireland
Below are links to two articles published on the 7th of January , one in the Irish Independent and the second in the Irish Examiner.  Both look at current inward migration to Ireland in the last twelve months.  To read click on the links below.

Almost 1,900 people turned away at ports  Irish Independent 

Details of 75,000 immigrants shared with UK authorities


Three year stay for 60% of state housed asylum seekers
Saturday, February 08, 2014

This article from the Irish Examiner reveals startling statistics that highlight the injustice of the Direct Provision System. Its time for the purely finincial considerations used to justify the continuation of the system to be replaced by respect for human dignity and solidarity. Read more 

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