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News Archive 2009» Foreign workers still coming
» Seven out of 10 favour immigration restrictions
» Nigerians want to come to Ireland through the front door
» 30,000 PPS numbers issued to immigrants since beginning of year
» “we will get passports and status for immigrants within six months”
» Fair Play???
» Huge ethnic split found in schools
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Foreign workers still coming
Sunday Business Post 28 June 2009
Ireland is continuing to attract workers from overseas, albeit at a slower rate than last year, according to new figures from the Department of Social and Family Affairs.
In the first five months of this year, the department issued 74,191 new Personal Public Service (PPS) numbers, of which 37,064- almost half - were issued to people from outside the Republic.
Seven out of 10 favour immigration restrictions
Sunday Independent 28 June 2009
a LARGE majority believe immigration from new EU member states into Ireland should be restricted because the perilous economic situation means we no longer have enough jobs, a Sunday Independent poll has revealed.
Nearly seven out of ten Irish people now want the inflow of foreign nationals to be curtailed fearing that further new arrivals will strain the social welfare system.
The poll was conducted after it was revealed in the Sunday Independent last week that the number of foreign nationals on the Live Register is now about 80,000 -- or around 20 per cent of the total.
Nigerians want to come to Ireland through the front door
Speaking to the Nigerian paper, Vanguard, the Nigerian ambassador Dr.Kema Chikwe said she was working with the Irish government on a project to allow Nigerians to "come into Ireland through the front door".
"Now, we are working on a project, consular-migrant project where Nigerians can come into Ireland through the front door and when you do it through front door, chances are that you are going to have the kind of Nigerians that will give Nigeria a good image. I am meeting with the minister of labour on that and I have discussed with NEPAD.
See also: Nigerian Vanguard News | Sunday Business Post
30,000 PPS numbers issued to immigrants since beginning of year
Buried in welfare statistics released this week is an astonishing fact.Since the start of the year-a year in which almost 100,000 Irish jobs have been lost -nearly 30,000 new PPS numbers have been issued to immigrants.
That is a jaw-dropping influx to take place in the middle of a wrenching recession. They clearly are not coming here for the jobs at a time when entry-level retail positions now routinely draw hundreds of applicants.
One presumes they are here instead to live off the generosity of the Irish taxpayer's welfare system
Story from The Irish Daily Mail Sat May 9
“we will get passports and status for immigrants within six months”
An independent candidate in next month’s local elections has written an open letter to Fine Gael criticising ‘blatantly false’ campaign promises made to immigrant voters in north-west Dublin.
Ignatius Okafor, an independent candidate in the Mulhuddart constituency, says that at a campaign meeting before an audience of African immigrants in Blanchardstown last Sunday, his Fine Gael opponent Adeola Ogunsina stated that “we will get passports and status for immigrants within six months” if they voted for him.
Today’s Sunday Tribune (10th May) reports on the Dublin Central by-election. Every candidate, including one not even yet declared, is mentioned with only one omission , Patrick Talbot standing for Immigration Control Platform.
The Sunday Tribune, like all other papers, received a press release of Mr. Talbot’s candidacy.
The Sunday Business Post reported on the by-election and listed every other candidate except for Patrick Talbot. They also received a press release.
The Sunday Independent also reports on the by-election showing the name and photograph of every declared candidate, again omitting Mr. Talbot. The Sunday Independent also received our press release.
Number of deportations has continually fallen.
Less than €1 million spent on deportations in 2008.
Up to 6,000 "evading deportation."
These people are not living on fresh air. They are either living off social welfare you pay for, or in a job you or your neighbour needs.
Huge ethnic split found in schoolsIrish Independent Saturday 25 April 2009 (.pdf)
A HUGE ethnic divide can be revealed in Irish education today.
Around 10pc of pupils in primary education – around 44,000 in all – were born outside the State but they are not evenly distributed across the nation’s 3,200 schools.
A quarter of primaries, or some 820, have none at all, a half have up to 10pc and the remaining quarter have anything up to 70pc of overseas students.
Among the findings of the census of more than 3,100 primary schools are:
Full details of the intake into the schools are available on the Irish Independent’s website: www.independent.ie/pupils
Joan Burton,T.D. for West Dublin said (Irish Independent p6) "the Government, particularly former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern and former Tanaiste, Mary Harney, had encouraged a massive amount of immigration into areas like Dublin West,which would cost in years to come if essentials like language education were reduced".
ICP says: When did Joan Burton ever warn about the policy of mass immigration?
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