Monday 27 March 2017

Helping migrants is a duty, not a choice

'Defence Minister Simon Coveney’s pledge to be 'generous but not naïve' by accepting 1,000 migrants does not reflect the level of concern nationally'
'Defence Minister Simon Coveney’s pledge to be 'generous but not naïve' by accepting 1,000 migrants does not reflect the level of concern nationally'
Editorial

Editorial

The desperation of millions has finally been communicated in the story of one.

Aylan Kurdi’s tragedy is part of an overwhelming tale of desolation and anguish.

Yesterday’s scenes in Hungary once more challenged every value that the European Union is supposed to uphold. We should not need reminding that the last time dispossessed masses were bundled into train carriages and dispatched to unknown destinations in Europe did not end well. The harrowing scenes are reminiscent of a black chapter in history from which the EU was supposed to deliver us.

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