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Tipp FM hosted a debate this morning over TD Noel Grealish’s remarks about economic migrants abusing the asylum system to move to Ireland and “sponge off the system”. Former Tipperary Senior Hurler Timmy Hammersley disagreed with Grealish’s remarks but caller Thomas felt differently. He said that the key point here was that “there are people presenting as asylum seekers who are clearly economic migrants.”
“That is a fact if you look at the data.”
In 2016, Eurostat revealed that Ireland fails 90% of asylum claimants as non-genuine.
However, the ESRI revealed in 2017 that 80% of deportation orders against failed asylum seekers are never implemented.
In January, 2018, the Irish Independent reported of an alleged, undeclared scheme being operated by the immigration authorities allowing failed asylum seekers without a criminal record and who had been in Ireland for five years or more, to stay. Legal professionals working on asylum cases referred to this scheme as the “scheme that doesn’t exist”.
Broadcast: Tipp Today with Fran Curry | Tipp FM | 17 Sep 2019