Syrian asylum-seekers at the 4 star Abbeyfield Hotel in Ballaghaderreen

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Ollipop tends to log off when confronted with facts that undermine his prejudices. It's no surprise he wasn't heard from after Kershaw's post.

And you never know which Olli will log back on - the one who speaks English like an Irish person, or the one who speaks English like a German who learned English in school.
 
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‘Social cohesion’ of Ballyhaunis ‘under threat’

Two leading community figures in Ireland’s most diverse town have called for other towns to step forward and take their ‘fair share’ of refugees coming into the country.

Ballyhaunis Parish Priest Fr Stephen Farragher and Secretary of the Community Council, Mary Donnelly, both made the call ahead of increased numbers of refugees coming into Ireland in the coming months due to the Mediterranean humanitarian crisis.

With many of the refugees being Syrian, there is speculation that Ballyhaunis would be an obvious magnet for them, given that there is an established Syrian community in the town, as well as a Mosque.

However, both Fr Farragher and Mary Donnelly argue that the town has taken more than its fair share of migrants. CSO figures from 2012 show that ‘white Irish’ people account for 40 percent of the town’s population, while the local national school, Scoil Íosa, has 28 percent ‘white Irish’ pupils among their roll of 322 children.

“There is a feeling that as a town Ballyhaunis has absorbed more than its share,” Fr Farragher told The Mayo News. “This came up recently at a Parish Council meeting, and that was the feeling.

There are over 200 asylum seekers in the Direct Provision Centre in the old convent in the town, whilst Ballyhaunis also has large Asian and Eastern European communities.

“There is such a mix of people from different backgrounds, and I’m not sure Ballyhaunis is in a position to take many more refugees,” Mary Donnelly told The Mayo News.

“The indigenous population is coming close to being the minority and the social cohesion of the town is under threat,” added Ms Donnelly, who argued that migrants ‘don’t take as active a part in the social economy of the town’ as the traditional community.

There are also issues with language resources in the local schools, with principals of the national and secondary schools in the town expressing concern over the lack of sufficient State supports they receive for teaching many new arrivals who have little or no English when they start school in the town.

‘Social cohesion’ of Ballyhaunis ‘under threat’

Course they don't need a special school, the local school is nearly only them in it.
The Guardian has the perfect reply to your post today:
Pitching Up – ancient sports for children in Ireland's most ethnically diverse town

 
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Just because a globalist rag made a fawning propaganda piece about diversity doesn't mean social cohesion is not under threat as a result of mass immigration. After the London Bridge attack, Poly Toynbee compared terrorist attacks to the weather — just freak lightning storms of no significance. That's the kind of idiot who writes for the Guardian. After the Rotherham scandal broke, the Guardian wrote an article about how one Muslim woman was also raped. That about completed their coverage. They're not interested in the truth. Why do you think they're even over there? They're only there because they heard that mass immigration to the town was a disaster and they want to pretend it isn't.
 

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And you never know which Olli will log back on - the one who speaks English like an Irish person, or the one who speaks English like a German who learned English in school.
Yep, there's definitely at least two different users on that account. It's always the same nonsense, though.
 

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Ballyhaunis appears to be following template of immigration across England and indeed across Europe.

Different communities living parallel lives with integration decreasing over time as the immigrant communities increase in size.

Eoin Butler, journalist and resident
Ballyhaunis resident Eoin Butler said integration efforts have left much to be desired:
"There's very little in the way of obvious racial tension; everyone gets along fine [but] there is a sense of different communities living parallel existences to each other and not really interacting," he said.
When he was in school during the '80s and '90s, children from non-Irish backgrounds spoke English without difficulty, but he said this has changed.
Butler believes the growing migrant community means there is less impetus to learn English, which could impede integration.
Integration in Ireland's most diverse towns: Ballyhaunis
 
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Initiative to bring Syrian refugees on sightseeing days in Dublin more than doubles its target - Independent.ie

Since moving to Roscommon, this group of individuals haven't been given the opportunity to explore their new home in Ireland.

We think that they deserve a chance to see all the amazing sights in Dublin City, and a day out in town is the least we could do.

FFS,
It amazes me that our own are sometimes left alone or forgotten about yet these leeches in Abbeyfield are treated like royalty
 
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Initiative to bring Syrian refugees on sightseeing days in Dublin more than doubles its target - Independent.ie

Since moving to Roscommon, this group of individuals haven't been given the opportunity to explore their new home in Ireland.

We think that they deserve a chance to see all the amazing sights in Dublin City, and a day out in town is the least we could do.

FFS,
It amazes me that our own are sometimes left alone or forgotten about yet these leeches in Abbeyfield are treated like royalty
'their new home'?
It should be called temporary accommodation.
Why haven't they been shipped back already?
Only pockets of ISIS fighters are left....unless they are ISIS
 
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The EU cucks feel naturally drawn to their own sort - cowards and traitors. They revile noble minded men who stand up and fight to defend their country.
Defending their country is the last thing on their minds. They're fighting for the take over of OUR country - spreading the word so to speak.
 
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So the citizens voted in 2004 to block migrants from getting to stay in Ireland because of a baby being born here - and the régime brought in the Irish Born Child Scheme in 2005 to allow migrants to stay because of a child born here? Sounds about right.
It should have been challenged in court as unconstitutional,
 

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And that is the problem and the solution right there. Unfortunately the Irish like their welfare too much to give it up.

Ironically, I was talking to an employee to the Dept. of Social Welfare last week and I said to him that I'm against the dole - that the state should organise paying work for everyone that's fit to work - and his reaction - You sound like a Communist!
 
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