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Will there be a non Irish Ireland by 2040? What does the future hold for Irish in Ireland?

  • 17-10-2022 9:19pm
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    Below are a list of politicians who most currently support the prospect of a non Irish Ireland.

    Michael Martin told a BBC reporter earlier this year, that nobody is vetted coming to Ireland stating that the humanitarian response trumps security concerns.

    'In terms of individuals coming in, the humanitarian response trumps anything as far as we're concerned'

    - Michael Martin 2022


    'Deputy Nolan has walked a very fine line here this evening and what your calling for effectively is a cap on immigration and a cap on asylum into this country . We will not support that and we will not support a cap on ukrainians'

    - Fianna Fail TD for Fingal Darragh O'Brien - 2022


    Minister McEntee announced there would be no cap on the number of refugees Ireland accepts and encouraged others to give up their property without having to be forced.

    'We’re not going to put a cap on the number of people. Obviously we want to encourage people to come forward, and not to force anybody to have to give up the property or accommodation. We need to engage with people to approach consensus'

    - Justice Minister Helen McEntee speaking at Government Buildings in April 2022


    Leo Varadkar said at the Immigrant council of Ireland conference in November 2019:

    'Diversity in Ireland is a reality and it is one of our greatest strengths. It is a strength that we are now one of the most diverse countries in the EU, with 17% of the population born outside Ireland. It is a strength that our workforce is the third most international in Europe.

    We’ve made it easier to become a citizen, 120,000 people have become citizens since 2011 which is wonderful. We have sought to regularise some of those who are undocumented, providing legal status to people who arrived as students but become undocumented, along with their families. Indeed, over 2,000 people were regularised last year under this scheme.

    Strongly supporting a non Irish Ireland. A well scripted vision of the 'new Ireland' he envisions.


    Leo Varadkar said in 2019

    'As you know the muslim community in Ireland is growing and Ireland is a much better place I believe for Diversity' - Leo Varadkar


    Simon Coveney who was a student of Peter Sutherland, said in 2017 :  

    'Over the next twenty to thirty years , Effectively we want to attempt to DOUBLE the size of all of the cities in population terms outside of Dublin . The population of Ireland will certainly grow by an extra million people . Linked to that estimate is that half of that number wont have been born in Ireland . I think that will be a really good thing for Irish Society but we have to manage it carefully so that we don't allow the politics of migration to play a big part in Irish Politics.'

    Coveney wants a non Irish Ireland.


     "We must start planning for being an island of 10 million including bringing people in as refugees in scale, not just 200 people but a larger number and managing it " - Green Party wants to double population of Ireland - Eamon Ryan November 2016


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    We do not need yet another immigration thread


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