Wednesday 22 February 2017

Refugee vetting system needs to retain integrity

Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30

Michael D Higgins
Michael D Higgins

After a week when events in Paris left us shocked to the core, President Michael D Higgins made a timely intervention in the ongoing debate on refugees yesterday.

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Delivering the annual Daniel O'Connell Memorial Lecture, the President pointed out the issues of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe are "both a great human rights challenge and also a great test of political leadership".

"We are living through the greatest level of human displacement since World War II, with 60 million people forced from their homes by war.

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