21 Sept. 2017
Migration and Diversity Report from 2016 Census
Combining the number of non-Irish nationals in the population with those of dual nationality/naturalised as best possible, gives a population of
non-Irish origin of 13.4%.
Given the likelihood of many non-Irish nationals not filling the census(e.g. a house full of 18 non-Irish nationals where the number filling
the form is ???) and given, for example, that after the 2006 census it was
widely accepted that the Chinese population was hugely under-reported, it
is very likely that the 13.4% is also an underestimate.
Immigration Control Platform considers this figure already too high and the evidence is that the Government has no policy of staunching the flow. If
this is an indicator of what Leo Varadkar means by "managed migration" it
is, in our opinion, at odds with the wishes of Irish citizens and the good
of the country.
It is time we heard what percentage of non-Irish nationals constitutes
Issued by Áine Ní Chonaill, PRO