"For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world." -Charlie Flanagan speaks on the Global Compact

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"For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world." -Charlie Flanagan speaks on the Global Compact

"More recently, we have been a country of inward migration. Today, more than one in six of our residents were born abroad, and our workforce is the third most international in Europe. For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world." -Charlie Flanagan


Photo: Charlie Flanagan at the Rahman Mosque in Portlaois, December 01, 2018

The Fine Gael Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, addressed the UN Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the first Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech, on the 10th of December 2018. Here is his speech:

We are gathered here in Marrakech to affirm our commitment to working together to address the large-scale movement of people across international borders, one of the most important shared challenges for which the world must show leadership.

We remember a fellow Irishman, the late Peter Sutherland, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration, who with other pioneers demonstrated the leadership needed to firmly place the need for better collective management of migration at the centre of the global agenda.

Ireland was proud to co-facilitate, with our Jordanian friends, the New York Declaration in 2016 that led to the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees - and we are proud to stand with you today as we together set out to ensure that migration is safer and better managed.

At the heart of what we celebrate today is a simple fact - migration is a global issue requiring global solutions.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, though non-binding and respectful of national sovereignty, provides us all with a strong framework for cooperation as we together strive to address challenges and ensure that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is advanced.

In doing so, let us not forget those places which have seen a higher increase in migration across borders than any other parts of the world. Today I would like to acknowledge the great efforts by countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and also Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Turkey, each of which is generously hosting large displaced populations. Their solidarity and simple humanity is an example to us all. I also wish to acknowledge the work of multilateral agencies, including UNHCR and IOM, in providing assistance and support to displaced populations in need.

My country, Ireland, has a long history of migration. This gives us a responsibility to play our part in ensuring that the vision set out in the Global Compact – of common understanding, shared responsibilities, and unity of purpose – is advanced.

17% of Irish citizens are currently living abroad. These join with the 70 million or so people of Irish descent worldwide, descendants of those Irish forced to seek livelihoods elsewhere over centuries of political and economic uncertainty.

More recently, we have been a country of inward migration. Today, more than one in six of our residents were born abroad, and our workforce is the third most international in Europe. For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world.

Today we are benefiting from the contribution - economically, socially, culturally - of the new Irish and those who have made Ireland their home. We have also provided succour to those in need of protection, those who have been forced to flee their own homes.

In this way, we together will be able to harness the positive impact of migration. We will also be better able to prevent irregular migration in all its guises, particularly trafficking in persons, through stronger cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination.

Ireland also joins the call for a gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact that contributes to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all migrant women and girls, who face particular vulnerabilities.

We are pleased to see the establishment by the UN Secretary General of a UN Network on Migration, with IOM at the centre and each UN agency playing its part in a strongly coordinated manner.

As 73 per cent of migrants is migrant workers, the role of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is important in addressing challenges such as the lack of social protection, inequalities in the labour market, exploitation and human trafficking. Ireland, as a full member of the ILO Governing Body, supports these efforts and intends to ratify the Protocol to the ILO Forced Labour Convention shortly.

Finally, I wish to express my appreciation to the UN Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General for your leadership on this issue, and to Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration, for your inspiring role in making this Global Compact a reality.

Laois TD says Ireland is a global island that has benefited from immigration
Laois TD says Ireland is a global island that has benefited from immi…
Speech by Minister Flanagan on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - The Department of Justice and Equality

Anyone remember voting to turn Ireland into a global island?
 

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Did he really come up with that condescending waffle on his ownsome?
And could have put in we are Al directly above the center of the earth just to add to the guff not that anyone would have noticed.
Nothing about a light in every window?
 

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"For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world." -Charlie Flanagan speaks on the Global Compact

"More recently, we have been a country of inward migration. Today, more than one in six of our residents were born abroad, and our workforce is the third most international in Europe. For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world." -Charlie Flanagan


Photo: Charlie Flanagan at the Rahman Mosque in Portlaois, December 01, 2018

The Fine Gael Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, addressed the UN Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the first Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech, on the 10th of December 2018. Here is his speech:

We are gathered here in Marrakech to affirm our commitment to working together to address the large-scale movement of people across international borders, one of the most important shared challenges for which the world must show leadership.

We remember a fellow Irishman, the late Peter Sutherland, the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration, who with other pioneers demonstrated the leadership needed to firmly place the need for better collective management of migration at the centre of the global agenda.

Ireland was proud to co-facilitate, with our Jordanian friends, the New York Declaration in 2016 that led to the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees - and we are proud to stand with you today as we together set out to ensure that migration is safer and better managed.

At the heart of what we celebrate today is a simple fact - migration is a global issue requiring global solutions.

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, though non-binding and respectful of national sovereignty, provides us all with a strong framework for cooperation as we together strive to address challenges and ensure that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is advanced.

In doing so, let us not forget those places which have seen a higher increase in migration across borders than any other parts of the world. Today I would like to acknowledge the great efforts by countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and also Jordan, Lebanon, Bangladesh and Turkey, each of which is generously hosting large displaced populations. Their solidarity and simple humanity is an example to us all. I also wish to acknowledge the work of multilateral agencies, including UNHCR and IOM, in providing assistance and support to displaced populations in need.

My country, Ireland, has a long history of migration. This gives us a responsibility to play our part in ensuring that the vision set out in the Global Compact – of common understanding, shared responsibilities, and unity of purpose – is advanced.

17% of Irish citizens are currently living abroad. These join with the 70 million or so people of Irish descent worldwide, descendants of those Irish forced to seek livelihoods elsewhere over centuries of political and economic uncertainty.

More recently, we have been a country of inward migration. Today, more than one in six of our residents were born abroad, and our workforce is the third most international in Europe. For ours is a global island and one which we are proud to a position at the centre of the world.

Today we are benefiting from the contribution - economically, socially, culturally - of the new Irish and those who have made Ireland their home. We have also provided succour to those in need of protection, those who have been forced to flee their own homes.

In this way, we together will be able to harness the positive impact of migration. We will also be better able to prevent irregular migration in all its guises, particularly trafficking in persons, through stronger cooperation between countries of origin, transit and destination.

Ireland also joins the call for a gender-responsive implementation of the Global Compact that contributes to achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all migrant women and girls, who face particular vulnerabilities.

We are pleased to see the establishment by the UN Secretary General of a UN Network on Migration, with IOM at the centre and each UN agency playing its part in a strongly coordinated manner.

As 73 per cent of migrants is migrant workers, the role of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is important in addressing challenges such as the lack of social protection, inequalities in the labour market, exploitation and human trafficking. Ireland, as a full member of the ILO Governing Body, supports these efforts and intends to ratify the Protocol to the ILO Forced Labour Convention shortly.

Finally, I wish to express my appreciation to the UN Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General for your leadership on this issue, and to Louise Arbour, Special Representative for International Migration, for your inspiring role in making this Global Compact a reality.

Laois TD says Ireland is a global island that has benefited from immigration
Laois TD says Ireland is a global island that has benefited from immi…
Speech by Minister Flanagan on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - The Department of Justice and Equality

Anyone remember voting to turn Ireland into a global island?
A thundering disgrace.
 

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Charlie Flanagan is nothing other than a Plantation Slave Owner, dressed in Politically Correct clothes. His only interest is access to unlimited cheap labour and sky high rents and land prices. Nobody should imagine that the Blueshirts have stopped hating the Native Working Class. Mass immigration is a weapon of extermination against the Native Irish Working Class.
 

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No, but I do remember Oliver J Flanagan and his stance on 'routing out' all the Irish Jews back in the fifties.

They seem a mightily confused family line.
How is it that we do not see any of these Acts directed against the Jews, who crucified Our Saviour nineteen hundred years ago, and who are crucifying us every day in the week? How is it that we do not see them directed against the Masonic Order? How is it that the I.R.A. is considered an illegal organisation while the Masonic Order is not considered an illegal organisation? [...] There is one thing that Germany did, and that was to rout the Jews out of their country. Until we rout the Jews out of this country it does not matter a hair's breadth what orders you make. Where the bees are there is the honey, and where the Jews are there is the money.

— Oliver Flanagan (father of Charlie Flanagan), Dáil Éireann, 9 July 1943.
 

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Charlie Flanagan is nothing other than a Plantation Slave Owner, dressed in Politically Correct clothes. His only interest is access to unlimited cheap labour and sky high rents and land prices. Nobody should imagine that the Blueshirts have stopped hating the Native Working Class. Mass immigration is a weapon of extermination against the Native Irish Working Class.
You know Tadhg,10,or even 5 years ago I'd have dismissed your post as the ravings of a conspiracy nut,but now I'd look at it as a pretty fairminded summation of the available evidence!There's something very sinister going on with this Fine Gael government,Flanagans cucked speech being the latest manifestation of this,what the fuck is going on?
 
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