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Video : Éamon de Valera launches RTE Telefís 1961 but warns of dangers

Video : Éamon de Valera launches RTE Telefís 1961 but warns of dangers

In 1961 , President Éamon de Valera became the first person to appear on RTE Telefís Éireann . Addressing the public de Valera gave a cautious welcome to the new service. I am privileged in being the first to address you on our new service, Telefís Éireann. I hope the service
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Éamon de Valera - Connolly was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"

Éamon de Valera - Connolly was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"

Video : President Éamon de Valera discusses the Gaelic League and James Connolly on the steps of Áras an Uachtaráin 1962 . De Valera says James Connolly who was a member of the Gaelic League and was learning the Irish Language was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"
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Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers


With the recent announcement by Government that it will take in hundreds of Afghan migrants under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme , cancel deportation orders on failed Afghan Asylum Seekers here and prioritise family reunification and Visas for Afghans , I ask the question , is it only fair that wealthy areas of Dublin take in their fair share . 

If the intention is to move these people into the poorer areas of Dublin where people are already struggling with homelessness and housing shortages ,  cant get their children into local schools because of overcrowding and large class sizes, and are struggling to find employment due to job shortages  , then pushing more and more people into that situation is very unfair on both the locals and migrants and creates a miserable environment . 

On the other hand , wealthy areas of Dublin are much more capable of providing for an influx of refugees and asylum seekers . In wealthy areas , the locals maybe able to help the refugees financially , many would have large houses with spare rooms they could volunteer . For example , in Castleknock , statistics show that 27% of couples dont have children so there may be a lot of spare rooms to donate. 

Schools in wealthy areas have much better facilities and smaller class sizes  . For example Castleknock College has 10 Rugby pitches !! , 6 floodlit Tennis courts, a table tennis centre and stables . It also boasts its own cricket ground with pavilion , an athletics and running track. The school was also awarded first place in the Irish Independent's list of the Best Schools In Ireland  with 100% of graduates going on to third level.

Another Big advantage of wealthy areas is that the refugees have access to important politicians on their doorstep .

For example  , I'm thinking in Castleknock they would have Leo Varadkar and Roderic O'Gorman on their doorstep ,  both politicians have been very vocal on the welfare of refugees and asylum seekers .

In Churchtown , another affluent area of Dublin , they would have on their doorstep Josepha Madigan , Minister for Special Education and Inclusion , who recently said she would be ... "pushing strongly within Government for us to accept as many refugees and asylum seekers as possible" . 

In Dundrum , they would have Minister Eamon Ryan at their disposal , the Minister has been a strong advocate for asylum seekers and refugees and once spoke about  "bringing in refugees in scale" and said Ireland must "plan on becoming a country of 10 million people" . 

Having all these important politicians right on your own doorstep would be amazing for refugees because if they had any problems these politicians would be right on hand to help them out . 

The benefits wealthy areas can offer to refugees is endless and the happiness it would bring these people to live in a place like Castleknock or even Churchtown were Josepha Madigan lives, it would be something very special indeed .
 
 

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Letters : Exclusion Zones - Dont Criminalize helping people

Letters : Exclusion Zones - Dont Criminalize helping people

Imagine your a homeless person , its night and your on your way to a homeless shelter , your life is really in crisis and your wondering how to ever get out of it. As you approach the homeless shelter you notice a small group of people outside holding
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ANSWER THE REAL QUESTION IRELAND- solutions galore for refugees? None for HOMELESS IRISH.
Strutting the global stage for one handed claps...you are THE JOKE OF HUMANITY....Globally
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I mean , the UNHCR building in Ballsbridge D4 could easily accommodate a few . if they can afford a property in the heart of ballsbridge they certainly have enough cash to convert a few rooms
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wow , castleknock college has 10 rugby pitches and 6 tennis courts , my school didn't even have one . I certainly agree , it would be a great place for refugees .
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Letters : Exclusion Zones - Dont Criminalize helping people

Letters : Exclusion Zones - Dont Criminalize helping people

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An Irish Soldier of 21 years has described the defence forces participation in Pride led by vice admiral Mark Mellett as "a contemptable abuse of power" . Soldier Mike Connell from Galway , has taken to social media to explain through a series of videos why he left
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Video : Éamon de Valera launches RTE Telefís 1961 but warns of dangers

Video : Éamon de Valera launches RTE Telefís 1961 but warns of dangers

In 1961 , President Éamon de Valera became the first person to appear on RTE Telefís Éireann . Addressing the public de Valera gave a cautious welcome to the new service. I am privileged in being the first to address you on our new service, Telefís Éireann. I hope the service
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Éamon de Valera - Connolly was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"

Éamon de Valera - Connolly was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"

Video : President Éamon de Valera discusses the Gaelic League and James Connolly on the steps of Áras an Uachtaráin 1962 . De Valera says James Connolly who was a member of the Gaelic League and was learning the Irish Language was "intensely nationalistic . he told me so"
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Busker Henry Street - Fairytale New York

Busker Henry Street - Fairytale New York

Up the Dubs . Short Clip of Busker on Henry Street in Dublin singing fairytale of New York .
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Interview with Cavan Priest cautioned by Gardai over public mass

Interview with Cavan Priest cautioned by Gardai over public mass

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Asylum System - worker describes "unbelievable abuse" of Ireland's asylum system

Asylum System - worker describes "unbelievable abuse" of Ireland's asylum system

A caller to the Niall Boylan show that worked in the Asylum System in Ireland for 18 years has said the system is being abused and says only a very small number of the people he saw were genuine asylum seekers The amount of abuse I've seen in
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Watch : Donegal Woman speaks against direct provision centre in her area

Watch : Donegal Woman speaks against direct provision centre in her area

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Claire Quinn who lives on the Donegal Derry border speaks against direct provision centre in her area . Statistics from the Department of Justice show that between 2001 to 2016 out of 54,000 asylum applications only 8% were deemed genuine refugees following face to face interviews with applicants
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