Far right yet to reach ‘critical mass’ in Ireland, says Taoiseach in warning over xenophobia
‘One always has to be careful of exploitation of situations,’ Martin says on Paris visit against backdrop of refugee and housing challenges
The arrival of more than 60,000 Ukrainian refugees “is unprecedented in scale. We have never experienced anything like this in Ireland before,” Mr Martin said.On a per capita basis, the number of Ukrainians in Ireland is high, Mr Martin said. With a population more than 13 times that of Ireland, France has taken in 110,000 refugees.
The Taoiseach praised the generous response of the Irish. “Ukrainians coming into Ireland have access to our health services and schools. It is often heart-warming,” he said. When Ukrainian children are moved because of accommodation pressures, “the first people to protest are their Irish teachers.”
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It is the government which has adopted extremist policies. Next time…Vote for a nationalist IrexitFreedom Is there a far left ha ha Critical mass Ted Why doesn't MichealMartinTD use his holiday home in Courtmacsherry to house refugees? I'm more convinced than ever that he's goading would-be Sinn Féin voters to break away and support far-right parties. The emergence of a populist, nationalist, right wing movement in Ireland will split the Sinn Féin vote in half and guarantee us a decade more of FF & FG.
“Ukrainians coming into Ireland have access to our health services and schools. It is often heart-warming,” MichealMartinTD Well, at least someone is getting the use of the Irish health services. Too many Irish can’t. If they continue the plantation Ireland will be in a civil war within a decade. Its nothing to do with Far Right or Far Left. Stop virtue signalling, trying to label people and shut them down. It's about RIGHT and WRONG. Open door immigration is WRONG. The people have spoken, so start listening.
What is far right? But citizens can be subjected to a far-right economic system ? He’s conflating the issue to paint a picture of “far-right”. Nobody cares about bringing in legit Ukrainians refugees of war. It’s the massive influx of nearly all male African and Middle Eastern spoofers being housed ahead of citizens that has caused the East Wall protests
Taoiseach to discuss energy crisis, Ukraine with Macron in Paris‘Relations between Ireland and France have never been better,’ Martin says ahead of Thursday meeting EmmanuelMacron : RV jeudi 24/11 Je dois dire adieu à ce monsieur le premier ministre, desolé Taoiseach Martin de l'Irlande ..... et son nom de famille est ?
“Everyone who thinks I’m shit at my job is far right” They really are a horrible government Far right support will continue to rise if the political class and establishment media continue to label ordinary decent citizens right wing, racist, xenophobes and continue to ignore their genuine concerns. Which has happened in literally every single country in Europe so far.
Don't worry he'll keep filling Ireland up with these scammers until it does reach critical mass If there is a growth in “far right” sentiment, Martin et al are directly responsible for it. They’ve created Weimar Republic-like conditions where people are disenfranchised and desperate for any alternative to the status quo
How are the Irish people generous, we didn't even have a say... Another little dig from Meehole, the man is insufferable 🙄
Taoiseach to travel to Paris to meet with French President MacronAhead of the visit, the Taoiseach said he was looking forward to his meeting with Macron. One day he will have korean salt in his dinner, all his gallivantin Why ,because the problems here are irrelevant ? I hope he’s going on a canoe or Eamon won’t be happy
Anyone to the right of us is far right. Anyone with cop on and common sense is now being classed as far right. Clown Heh, heh. So they're going to keep pushing until we push back. Macron told the Taois' ‘I’m in a relationship with a woman who is 20 years older. That she will continue to age scares me.’ sweden and italy both voted in nationalist governments due to disastrous neo-liberal policies pursued by clueless politicians, calling ordinary struggling fed up people far-right does nothing to help anyone.
Immigration has passed the rate required to guarantee it though. So it's really only a matter of time now. According to our politicians and media, one of these groups is far-right and the other is rational and moderate. We need to remove these politicians that hate their own citizens. Far right & Xenophobe are insults to shut up any and all dissenters. It’s not going to work!!!! MichealMartinTD
No far right in Ireland apart the politicians, NGOs & lying media propaganda We see you MichealMartinTD
What Varadkar didn’t say about the North in his ardfheis speech was revealingNewton Emerson: What Varadkar didn’t say about the North in his ardfheis speech was revealing The Coalition treats NI poorly. They carry out minimal obligations but dont do much to better the life of the Irish in the North.
Far right? In ireland? Michael you are overreacting mate Denying his own excistance But the Far Left is very close. How about ordinary hard working people sick of tired of freeloaders Far right are to blame, not our 'disastrous' housing policies. What a fool. Who are these ‘far right’ people in Ireland? Are they in politics or a party? What are their policies? A lot of blame going on?
Newton Emerson: What Varadkar didn’t say about the North in his ardfheis speech was revealing❝ 94 words were all the Tánaiste had to say about Northern Ireland in a 3,000-word speech. He spent twice as long attacking Sinn Féin – not great engagement with northern nationalists, who give the party three-quarters of their first preference votes Why is there NOTHING on this COVID vaccineinjuries DiedSuddenly More Sinn Fein propaganda in the Irish Times. That tactic of insulting the voters he wants back is still not working...Shocking
Russian missile attacks on Kyiv a war crime - TaoiseachThe Taoiseach has described as 'constructive' his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Micheál Martin said they discussed a range of issues, including the broader geo-political situation in Europe and the war in Ukraine | He also said he was enjoying his farewell tour at this stage, but was looking forward to hitting the Christmas markets in Berlin. Where is the coverage on the protests in Dublin? Zero coverage ? Martin has 3 weeks left in the job so anything he says or does is irrelevant. A functioning media would point this out.
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Feed four for less than €10 with Maggie Molloy’s chicken pot pie The arrival of more than 60,000 Ukrainian refugees “is unprecedented in scale.Wok the walk with Kwanghi Chan “[The visit] comes at a time when relations between Ireland and France have never been better,” Mr Martin said ahead of his departure.Taoiseach Micheál Martin Image: RollingNews.Why Socrates would go for a plant-based diet, and other insights into the philosophy of food “We need to make sure the centre holds and grows and that they are stopped,” he concluded.
We have never experienced anything like this in Ireland before,” Mr Martin said. On a per capita basis, the number of Ukrainians in Ireland is high, Mr Martin said. “As winter approaches, and as Russia continues its relentless attacks on vital civilian infrastructure, Ukraine’s citizens are facing into a very difficult winter without heat and electricity. With a population more than 13 times that of Ireland, France has taken in 110,000 refugees. “I am especially pleased that we will not only be able to celebrate the strong historic ties between us, but we will be welcoming new momentum in our relationship, with plans for the Celtic Interconnector advancing, and increasing maritime links connecting Irish businesses to the Single Market and supporting the development of tourism,” Martin said. The Taoiseach praised the generous response of the Irish.” On Friday, Mr Martin will attend a signing ceremony for the Celtic Inter-Connector - a project linking electricity grids in Ireland and France – which will also be attended by Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan and the French minister for energy transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher. “Ukrainians coming into Ireland have access to our health services and schools. The ardfheis speech sounded like it was highlighting such a line.
It is often heart-warming,” he said. Mark Hilliard is a reporter with The Irish Times IN THIS SECTION.” He added that the two will be discussing the need for EU to continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, particularly heading into the winter months. When Ukrainian children are moved because of accommodation pressures, “the first people to protest are their Irish teachers.” Ireland is also attracting record numbers of asylum seekers from Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. “There is a challenge on international protection in terms of numbers far higher than we would have anticipated,” Mr Martin said. Making a difference A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. “They are nearly three times what we experienced pre-Covid in 2019. Mr Varadkar also omitted any allusion to increasing Dublin’s role in Northern Ireland due to Stormont’s collapse, demonstrating more tact than he has in the past.
That is causing concern in terms of sheer capacity to manage those numbers. But I think we should look at the positives. Support us Learn more.” The best solution, he added, was “rapid build, both for Ukrainians and in terms of social housing.” The Taoiseach expressed shock at “appalling, horrific attacks on the people of Ukraine”, which he believes “represent war crimes in terms of the singular focus on the people”. Mr Martin said Vladimir Putin is intensifying attacks on energy infrastructure to make life unlivable for people in Ukraine this winter. Mr Martin appears to have judged it wise to keep his distance from the subject but Mr Varadkar is too associated with the protocol for a similar stance to work.
“Up to 40 per cent of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is destroyed. That could create further migration from Ukraine. That is what he wants to do.” Mr Martin said the Ukrainian government understands why Ireland cannot send lethal weapons “in terms of both not being a member of Nato and our military neutrality. But also in terms of our capacity. A similar project of his own is obvious.
We don’t have a lot of military hardware, to be frank.” Ireland has contributed up to €55 million worth of non-lethal material, he said. The Government wants to help Ukraine demine areas that have been under Russian occupation, where bomblets pose a particular hazard for children. Ireland has promised €25 million in humanitarian aid for Ukraine before Christmas. It will be channelled through international institutions, to ensure that it goes to areas where it is most needed, Mr Martin said. The best way for Mr Varadkar to start rebuilding relationships might simply be to build something.
Ireland will also participate in a solidarity conference organised by French president Emmanuel Macron in Paris on December 13th. The conference will seek donations of electrical generators “and anything that Europe can do to provide heat and light to Ukrainians in very, very difficult circumstances,” Mr Martin said. The French and Irish leaders “agreed today we have to stay solid,” Mr Martin said. “We have to hold our nerve, stay united across the EU against real challenges, migration being one, but energy pricing being another.” Evoking a theme dear to Mr Macron, the Taoiseach said Europe must become “more coherent and unified if it is to stay strategically relevant and important and meet these challenges”.