EU stance on refugee crisis leaves us in a constitutional Catch 22
No one, except perhaps the most heartless and thus deluded person, would argue that Ireland should not help the Syrian people who have been driven to the very edge of their land by men with guns and bombs .
Our generosity will be, I am sure, supported by the current organs of the State and help will be provided .
However, there is one fly in the ointment with regards to Syria, Eire and its partners in the EU. It is a constitutional one and it has to do with France deciding to bomb Syria.