Tuesday 20 February 2018

Huge scale of immigration is making our housing crisis worse

In 2015, 17pc of people living here were
In 2015, 17pc of people living here were "foreign-born" (to use the term in the report). In Britain, the equivalent percentage is 13. Stock Image
David Quinn

David Quinn

When we are debating issues like housing, schools, jobs, wages, hospital places or welfare spending, we never seem to factor immigration and its effects into the debate.

On the 'Marian Finucane Show' on Sunday, pretender to the throne of Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, listed three of the things Fine Gael stands for, namely free markets, Europe and "managed migration". I'm all for managed migration as well, but it begs the question, what does "managed migration" mean?

I presume it means the level of immigration we can successfully cope with.

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