Refugees and Breda O’Brien

Breda O’Brien, Catholic commentator in the Irish Times has joined the cacophony complaining about the refugee direct provision and languishing in purgatory position that is the lot of asylum seekers here for the past decade plus. Because of the inefficiency of the system, it is cruelly unfair on those held in these camps and hostels. Either deport the people or let them in here. But get on with it.

For years I have campaigned against the system which brings shame on my country.

These should be an amnesty to sort out the situation now. I am aware of the false identity problem but biologics can take care of that. Why do we treat people in such a manner? It is likely to reflect a subterranean racism and ignorance here at official level.