John Downing: As numbers seeking refuge grow, we must consider all options to accommodate them

Asylum-seekers leaving the grounds of the Magowna House hotel in Inch, Co Clare, last week after a blockade by local people. Photo: Niall Carson/PA© Niall Carson

John Downing

If you wait long enough, most everything comes back around again on the carousel of life, the older generations often told us with great validity.