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'Should they be pushed back out to sea?' - Calls for Ireland to welcome more refugees and introduce open-door policy

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Stranded refugees and migrants are pushed back by Greek riot police after they tried to storm Macedonia from the Greek side of the border during a protest, near the Greek village of Idomeni, February 29, 2016

Stranded refugees and migrants are pushed back by Greek riot police after they tried to storm Macedonia from the Greek side of the border during a protest, near the Greek village of Idomeni, February 29, 2016

Stranded refugees and migrants are pushed back by Greek riot police after they tried to storm Macedonia from the Greek side of the border during a protest, near the Greek village of Idomeni, February 29, 2016

The UN special representative for international migration Peter Sutherland has made a heartfelt plea to European leaders to respond to the refugee crisis appropriately.

"[Ireland] can certainly take the million refugees that come across on an annual basis over the last couple of years, if it is properly organised," said the former Fine Gael attorney-general and chairman of the London School of Economics.


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