Opinion Liz O’Donnell

Saturday 19 August 2017

Why the Irish must help desperate migrants

Hundreds of migrants in an overcrowded wooden-hulled boat in the Mediterranean Sea just north of the coast of Libya
Hundreds of migrants in an overcrowded wooden-hulled boat in the Mediterranean Sea just north of the coast of Libya
Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's visit this week was timely. Post-referendum euphoria suggest our human rights credentials are in good order.

He pointedly praised Ireland's proud record on human rights, peacekeeping and international aid.

Meeting with the Taoiseach, he urged support for the rescue and resettlement efforts for migrants in the Mediterranean, stressing the collective responsibility of European Union leaders.

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