Taking a Refugee into your Home‘This is no big deal. It’s the right thing to do in the situation. If we were in their shoes what would we want?’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Martin is from Dublin and Ahmed is a refugee from Syria. They live together in Ranelagh as part of an Irish Red Cross initiative. They joined Ray D’Arcy in studio to talk about how life has changed for them both. Martin and his wife applied to be considered as hosts when the Irish Red Cross put out an appeal. “The call went out and then we …

Ballaghaderreen Senator‘What extra resources are going to be put in place if one in eight people are refugees?’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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According to an ESRI report published in December, 507 persons have been resettled in Ireland under the EU Resettlement Programme, with an additional 260 refugees to be resettled in 2017. The majority of refugees resettled since 2014 have been of Syrian origin. Yesterday afternoon, it emerged that a potential 80 Syrian refugees are to be housed in a former hotel …

Stephen Rea. INM editor‘This is the biggest geopolitical story of our time. The biggest mass exodus of people since the Second World War’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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With the extraordinary amount of media commentary on the unfolding catastrophe in Syria, the finger-pointing between combatants, the volume of information, sometimes patchy, and sometimes outright misinformation circulating on social media, one thing is abundantly clear and beyond any argument. A humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions is unfolding before our eyes. Many in the West have preconceptions about Syria and …