People seeking to exploit concerns of East Wall locals to ‘target’ vulnerable groups, Coveney says

23/11/2022 21:45:00

Minister believes creating tension and testing EU unity part of Russia’s thinking in Ukraine war

Simon-Coveney, Ukraine-Crisis

People seeking to exploit concerns of East Wall locals to ‘target’ vulnerable groups, Coveney says

Minister believes creating tension and testing EU unity part of Russia’s thinking in Ukraine war

“There will always be small numbers of people who want to use these kinds of pressures to create tensions, fears, frustration; to create blame against the Government and to isolate and target vulnerable communities and to blame them,” he said. “I think we have to call that out when it’s happening. But we also have to try and respond to legitimate anxiety and concerns, which are there, and we need to recognise that.”

‘Other priorities’He said that as the war in Ukrainian continues the outpouring of sympathy and understanding for those fleeing that country was perhaps displaced to a degree by “other priorities”.“Of course this is part of Russia’s calculation; that the longer this war goes on, the more difficult the European Union will find it to accommodate and support Ukraine in terms of cost and in terms of human supports,” he said. “And that’s where we need to be resilient and we need to remind ourselves that this is a war that may go on for some time. And Ireland’s part in the European Union (response) needs to be one that has stamina.”

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Welfare tourists are now classed as vulnerable Ask Simon convey why are these men coming in from London previously in Greece... bus loads young men no woman kids enough is enough never ever vote FF Fg greens labour sinn Fein all same side Covney is exploiting Irish people over ten thousand homeless Irish.. no help as well as thousands waiting years for houses ...He's a disgrace to the Irish people

Simon would say that but he's clearly missed his own colleagues in FineGael & greenparty_ie stirring up things,hurdling insults & innuendos,describing ALL protesters as lefties, racists & facists, they know full well the vast, vast majority are not. Politicians are the real Mob The public no longer buy these constant attempts to discredit the concerns of citizens with these 'far-right infiltration' stories. All we ask is that people are checked & asylum reasons verified before they are allowed to be located en mass into communities. Otherwise deport.

Ahhh so this is the hymn sheet they've all been told to sing from... I may surprise you, but Russia has no idea what's going on in East Wall ... and cannot care less How condescending and arrogant … The assumption that ordinary people are so easily influenced and been fooled is insulting and arrogant The most vulnerable group in ireland are indigenous irish who are homeless and are getting pushed out of the way from housing health care education by our virtue signalling politicians especially the ones in power and the ones waiting to take power

Covney is the tragic one bussing in hundreds of men at night in vetted...we don't want another Ashley Murphy murder

Dublin TD says far-right ‘whipping up hysteria’ in East Wall over asylum seekersRight-wing fringe groups are “whipping up hysteria” about the housing of asylum seekers in the East Wall area of Dublin, according to Dublin Central TD for the Social Democrats Gary Gannon.

'part of Russia's thinking' 1. The men getting off the buses weren't Ukrainian. 2. You're running cover for compulsive liars. Chances are they are chancers.

Minister says East Wall 'leaflet drop' is planned amid dispute over asylum seeker accomodationMinister O’Gorman said the leaflets will include information such as how many people will be living in the accommodation and “addressing some of the issues that have been raised” Some of the best people I have ever known came to this country as migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Most of the worst people I've ever known were born and raised here. Should go to everyone of those people who are at that protest and ask for proof of address, if their address's arent Eastwall they should be removed. Only documented people living on East wall should have a say....or am I getting this wrong? 🙃 Only doing it now because the local people have kicked up because of the cloak and dagger stuff by government! Those residents are dead right

Donohue 'concerned' by East Wall protestors' language'We have a very strong local community within the North Inner City and I completely reject that kind of language.' EU toady. There is not a single successful multi-cultural country in the world Cultures clash - they always have done and they always will do

Some East Wall protesters are 'far right agitators spouting hate,' claims one TDSome of the protesters in East Wall were described as “far-right agitators spouting hate and misinformation” by Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns. Everyone who is not part of affluent Ireland or in a self serving unhinged left political click is described as far right.. Jesus I'm at the point now I'll just say I'm far right if you like.. the word is meaningless bs now If you disagree with pc opinion your considered far right About time the people stood up this country is being filled with every known criminal to man.

East Wall asylum seeker protests suspendedProtests over an asylum seeker centre at EastWall in Dublin have been suspended ahead of a meeting with the minister. These people will be out one way or another I'm not here to negotiate my daughter's safety The Government has no mandate to irrevocably change the makeup of irish communities. It requires a referendum. We also want an election because literally nobody supports Roderic O Gormans policy. And I mean NOBODY supports it including tds who voted for it out of fear.

Protests over East Wall asylum seeker centre suspended as minister agrees to meet localsCllr Nial Ring said residents’ representatives would be asking the minister for more details about the people being housed in the building

Wok the walk with Kwanghi Chan “There will always be small numbers of people who want to use these kinds of pressures to create tensions, fears, frustration; to create blame against the Government and to isolate and target vulnerable communities and to blame them,” he said.The politician was speaking following two protests in the capital that saw hundreds of people oppose plans to convert an old ESB building on the East Wall Road into an emergency accommodation centre.This evening's protest in East Wall.November 21, 2022 On the question of whether it is racist to say that “the North Inner City has been destroyed by foreigners”, Mr Donohue replied: “I don’t believe it has been destroyed by foreigners and I believe we have a very rich and multicultural and very strong local community within the North Inner City and I completely reject that kind of language.

“I think we have to call that out when it’s happening. But we also have to try and respond to legitimate anxiety and concerns, which are there, and we need to recognise that. Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Claire Byrne on Tuesday, Mr Gannon said that “nefarious movements” with “clear anti-immigrant views” are taking advantage of people in East Wall with genuine concerns about the plans.” ‘Other priorities’ He said that as the war in Ukrainian continues the outpouring of sympathy and understanding for those fleeing that country was perhaps displaced to a degree by “other priorities”. One local resident at the protest said there was no consultation with the community ahead of the use of the building for those seeking asylum. “Of course this is part of Russia’s calculation; that the longer this war goes on, the more difficult the European Union will find it to accommodate and support Ukraine in terms of cost and in terms of human supports,” he said. “Fringe elements of the far right – people who would have very clear anti-immigrant views who are whipping up a hysteria in the area - are making people have a sense of fear of the unknown”, he explained. “And that’s where we need to be resilient and we need to remind ourselves that this is a war that may go on for some time. “I’ll be making the case for my community, the communities I represent, playing our part in that response and then issues that are being raised by communities that relate to how we will engage with those facilities, I’ve a duty to engage with and I will.

And Ireland’s part in the European Union (response) needs to be one that has stamina. I don’t want to see those scenes again.” Minister O’Gorman said the leaflets will include information such as how many people will be living in the accommodation and “addressing some of the issues that have been raised”.” Ireland, the Minister said, had taken in about 63,000 Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February and a further 10,000 people from other countries had arrived seeking international protect. He believed Irish people had mostly been “remarkably generous” but the Government was “going to have to accommodate people, at short notice at times, and then try to work with local communities to try and put a context on what we are doing”. “Those people who are being placed in an old ESB building – they're not taking up any other spaces in this country. ‘World has changed’ Mr Coveney, who is also Minister for Defence, was speaking after addressing the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Ireland’s term on the UN Security Council. He also said: “What happened in East Wall was not only disrespectful to the local community, but also disrespectful to the asylum seekers. He told that audience that “the world has changed” and it was against this backdrop that he wanted a change to the so-called “triple lock” mechanism for deploying Irish troops overseas on international peace keeping and peace enforcement missions.” Mr Gannon also pointed out that concern surrounding the lack of background checks on asylum seekers, a fear being widely spread by far-right groups, is “not realistic”.

The triple lock mechanism, which has underpinned Ireland’s neutrality for decades, requires the approval of a UN vote, a Government decision and backing through a Dáil resolution for deployments of Irish troops on overseas missions. He said it was now “very realistic that appropriate interventions we should be part of” would happen in the near future without a security council mandate due to Russia exercising its veto. People who are coming here from other parts of the world, they’re here seeking sanctuary. However, while Minister O’Gorman said he didn’t wish to make an “excuse”, he added: “We are having to act far more quickly than I would like, but it is for the very simple reason that we are needing to be able to find beds and spaces for people on a daily basis. This would mean the Kremlin would effectively have the ability to block Irish troops joining those missions, Mr Coveney added, unless the triple lock was changed so that a UN mandate was not always needed before Irish troops were deployed. . “We’re not going to contact the Taliban and ask them for a background check on a person.