V4 Report: Ireland ??: More than nine in ten residents have voted against plans to resettle 115 migrants in the small town of Lisdoonvarna.
The Irish government says there can be “no delay” in beginning to transfer the first batch of asylum seekers it intends to accommodate in a hotel in the town of just 300 people.
What is happening to Ireland? We are curious as to how much the Irish government offered to pay the hotel owner? Why would he accept such a plan to house 115 migrants in a hotel?
What the government of Ireland is doing is beyond comprehension. This is not an isolated incident. Sometimes it is easy to take for granted the leaders of Visegrad and the strength they exhibit in the face of constant pressure from both Brussels and a hostile media. This simply does not happen in the lands of Visegrad.
** The owner of the King Thomond Hotel, Marcus White — who plays a key role in tourism to Lisdoonvarna — told residents of the 300-strong heritage town that he would respect their wishes.
“If the village is not able to accommodate 115 people, so be it. I’m not going to do something to hurt this town”, local media reported him saying. However, before the residents revolted, he seemed to be in agreement with the government.
Urging the hotelier to honour his word in the wake of the decisive ballot, Lisdoonvarna Fáilte chairman Paddy Dunne said: “I hope Marcus will listen now and reconsider. We really appreciate everything he does for the village bringing in tourists but it is too much for the community to handle,” he stated, stressing that locals feel no ill will towards the hotelier.
According to the Irish Times, the government’s Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) responded by saying the Department for Justice deal with White “should not put an undue strain on existing resources and services” in the town. It’s easy for them to say, but do they live there?
The newspaper, which is one of a number of national and regional media organs paid to promote the government’s plans to boost Ireland’s 4.7 million population by another million using mass migration, reports that the first asylum seekers were due to arrive in Lisdoonvarna on March 5th, but the date has been put back a week due to bad weather.
“The plan cannot be further delayed”, insisted the government.
*** Governments across Western Europe are pushing things too far. Many ordinary citizens are tense as they see their neighborhoods and “way of life” being sacrificed at the altar of EU multicult. They have had enough and eventually will respond. Just ask Italy’s Matteo Renzi.