Tag: Migration

Rwanda Plan: Ireland to Become Brexit Britain’s Asylum Bolthole?

The British government's attempted roll out of the much denigrated 'Rwanda Plan' to cope with asylum claims is sure to catch the covert attention of many EU states.  Aimed at mitigating the pull factor of those taking their chances crossing...

/ 16/05/2022

What’s Behind Darragh O’Brien’s Comments on Migration?

In a surprise turn of events, avowed liberal and senior Minister Darragh O’Brien, the TD for Fingal and Minister for Housing, is “under fire” for supposedly blaming migrants for their contribution to the housing crisis. ‘Fingal Communities Against Racism’, a...

/ 15/05/2022

Ireland’s Ukraine Response Already in Tatters

Ireland appears to be living through its very own Merkel 2015 moment with preparations for potentially 200,000 Ukrainian refugees already hitting the skids. Since hostilities began approximately 12,000 Ukrainian evacuees have arrived into the state, with that number expected to...

/ 28/03/2022

Europol Breaks Up Georgian Run Human Trafficking Network to Ireland

A continental-wide policing effort to clamp down on the efforts of Georgian people smugglers paid dividends the past month, with the arrests of 17 individuals in Spain and France.  Procuring and supplying fake EU travel documents, as well as labour...

/ 10/03/2022

Aramark Controversy Misses Point on Asylum

Progressive minded tea drinkers have been taking aim at the National Gallery all month for the latter's freshly signed contract with the catering conglomerate Aramark. Getting itself into liberal Ireland’s bad books for taking business to do with the much...

/ 28/02/2022

Musgraves Leads Charges on Lobbying for non-EEA Migration

The diminishing ability of Eastern European labour pools to placate the needs of a post-covid Irish economy is being demonstrated with the increasing lobbying of major employers for non-EEA migration. As reported in the weekend edition of the Sunday Independent...

/ 09/02/2022

Fracas at the Border — Will Belarus Crisis Down the EU?

There are few things as disappointing as two relatively nationalist administrations coming to blows. Yet that is what is happening on the Polish-Belarussian border.  Following an attempt at astro-turfing a revolution similar to what toppled the Yanukovych regime in Ukraine,...

/ 09/11/2021

Ireland’s Demographic Peril: A Report from Hungary’s Demographics and the Family Conference

Until recently, known throughout the world for their faith, fecundity and large families, the Irish people now have a falling birth rate which stands below simple replacement level. Consciously deciding to have a child is not just an expression of...

/ 04/10/2021

“Our Misery and Despair”-Denis Kearney’s Plea for Nativism 1878

A Cork born Californian trade unionist, Denis Kearney's historical existence posits some degree of awkwardness for those using the Irish Famine as a legitimising device for contemporary mass immigration. Fleeing poverty at home Kearney made a name for himself for...

/ 26/07/2021

Fourteen Fold Increase In Asylum Free Legal Aid Fees Since 2015

Under freedom of information, The Burkean can reveal a marked fourteen-fold increase in free legal aid costs billed to the taxpayer since 2015. From figures obtained from the Legal Aid Board, the body charged with handling free legal aid for...

/ 04/06/2021