An Irish island only – National Party leader defends comments on asylum seekers

The leader of the National Party, Justin Barrett, has defended his and his party’s right to attend public meetings to discuss the re-location of asylum seekers. In the wake of high-profile campaigns, and public events in Ballinamore, Rooskey, Oughterard and Achill Island, Mr Barrett insists he wants his country to ‘stay Irish’ and to live on an ‘Irish island’

 

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