EU Migration Pact Concerns Set To Be Tabled At A Dáil Private Members Motion Today

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The Rural Independent TDs are set to table a Dáil private members motion today to highlight their strong concerns about the EU Migration Pact. The group of 6 TDs led by Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath say the motion will provide an opportunity for the Dáil to discuss the far-reaching implications of the Pact.

The group is urging the government to publish the Attorney General’s advice on the Pact, to undertake a financial assessment of the costs, and facilitate an open, transparent national-level public debate before the required debate and vote in each House of the Oireachtas on the Pact.

The group describes the Government handling of immigration as chaotic and accuses the Government of transferring constitutional sovereignty to Brussels.

 Deputy McGrath is highlighting that there are currently 28, 875 international protection applicants at 282 centers as of April 17th.  In addition, he notes that the housing crisis has resulted in what he terms “unsustainable conditions” such as migrants resorting to tents on the streets, a shortage of housing for citizens, and a lack of tourist accommodation