The Red Cross is asking the Irish to “put empty space to better use” by offering up their spare bedrooms or entire properties to accommodate migrants.
Working in conjunction with the Irish government, the charity seeks to import thousands of ‘Syrian refugees’ and begin injecting them into Irish communities at the expense of taxpayers, while also making use of private housing.
“Pledging a vacant property or spare room will play a significant and valuable role in helping Syrian refugees rebuild their lives and settle in Irish communities,” reads the program description. “There are two types of Accommodation Pledges; Vacant Properties (including holidays homes, or a second or unoccupied property) and Spare Rooms (single spare room in your home).”
Participants are expected to agree to minimum 12-month commitments, and “properties must be accessible to banks, post office, shops, English language courses, schools, crèches [day care] and employment opportunities.”
The Depart of Justice and Equality recently announced the formation of a Communities Integration Fund “to support migrant integration in local communities.”
Last year, the Irish government began packing migrants into the small town of Ballaghaderreen, a poorly-planned project that has quickly spiraled out of control - a fact that mainstream media and town officials have been forced to admit.
“It does not bode well for similar projects countrywide in that a lot of the problems addressed at the time – a lack of consultation and services not being put in place – were very slow to be rectified,” Micheál Frain, head of the Ballaghaderreen Town Team, told the Irish Times.
“[The refugees] have been let down by the government, and the people of Ballaghaderreen have been let down by the government,” added councillor and local business owner, Michael Mulligan. “We didn’t get the doctors or the teachers that we were supposed to get... The things that were promised to be put in place for them were not put in place.”
Lisdoonvarna, an even tinier rural Irish village of just 300, was recently told to expect at least 115 migrants after a local hotelier secured a lucrative government contract to convert his property into an ‘asylum center’ - despite locals voting 197-15 against the plan.
The Irish government recently launched its ‘Project Ireland 2040’ agenda, which aims to add a million residents to the nation’s current population of 4.7 million.
Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called the 2040 Project, “our big vision for how we want to reshape Ireland over the next two decades.”
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