Plea to accept refugees with compassion and acceptance

A Sligo intercultural worker say she hopes the 100 refugees coming to Sligo town and county from terror-torn countries outside Europe will be shown kindness, understanding, compassion and acceptance.

Cathy Kilcoyne works with Sligo Family Resource Centre as an intercultural development worker and also with the Sligo Intercultural Forum.

She was speaking to Ocean FM News after it emerged at a council meeting this week that 100 refugees — about 20 families — will be coming to Sligo.

Concern has been voiced about whether their arrival could affect people already on the housing list in Sligo.

But Cathy Kilcoyne insists our community will be enriched by the refugees’ arrival.