Tiny Irish Town Taking Hundreds of Migrants Had No Say, Locals Fear Being Called Racist

Tiny Irish Town Taking Hundreds of Migrants Had No Say, Locals Fear Being Called Racist. By Liam Deacon.

A resident of a tiny Irish town having its population increased by a third by a new migrant centre has said Ireland has become a “slave state” of the European Union (EU) and its immigration policies, leaving locals helpless.

“We don’t know where these people are going to be from. They won’t tell us what countries they’re from. What religion they’re from,” said Michael Walsh.

He said the 300-strong rural community of Lisdoonvarna could be radically changed by such a large and sudden influx, and that many concerned locals were fearful of accusations of racism if they questioned it. …

“And [the asylum seekers] are starting to come in this week,” he said, explaining how the contracts for the deal have now been signed this Wednesday, making it a “done deal”, despite 93 per cent of Lisdoonvarna residents last week voting against turning a local hotel into asylum seeker accommodation. …

“Very many people are concerned, but they’re also concerned about being called racist, and the town is in a real pickle right now,” he said.

Blasting the lack of consultation on the new asylum seeker home, he said: “It was all done in complete secrecy. No one knew about this until two weeks ago!”

hat-tip Stephen Neil