Lisdoonvarna is a beautiful cultural Irish village. The Minister for Immigration has demanded that it take over 100 asylum seekers, which is roughly 1/3 of it's population. The residents of the charming Irish village have consistently said no to this proposal and have even voted to stop with, with an unanimous vote for no. The asylum centre will surely destroy the tourism industry that the village so clearly depends on. Sign the petition to stand with Lisdoonvarna and we will send this to the minister for immigration David Stanton to show him that Irish people in the main do not agree with this! It is particularly shocking during a housing crisis as well.
As well as this ground is being laid to open the door to: Several Senators have launched a Bill to allow refugees to bring their grandparents, cousins, nephews, nieces and siblings to Ireland by expanding the reunification programme. This could see even more asylum seekers refugees be brought to Lisdoonvarna, completely overwheming the village. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to express your frustration at this bill.
Email Minister David Stanton: email@example.com to show your frustration at this as well as signing and sharing the petition.
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A motley crew of Irish patriots went on a fly by night visit to Lisdoonvarna last night after work. We drove out of Dublin in the late afternoon agreeing to rendezvous at a motorway stop on the M4. Fatigued from the relentless trundle of life as are most ordinary Irish people we nonetheless pushed on and made our way on the 3 hr 45 min drive to Lisdoonvarna Co Clare. As many will be aware by now Lisdoonvarna is currently at the center of yet another controversy that the mainstream media is desperately trying to stifle.
Five of us piled into one car at our west midlands rendezvous. We had all been liaising with different individuals and groups with shared concerns about this incrementally expanding pattern of installing economic migrants from far flung cultures into small rural Irish towns. What has been untill now a barely perceptable augmentation of rural Irish social demographic has morphed into a blatant and brazen full on warp speed demographic distorter. Look at the numbers proposed for Lisdoon. A town of some 300 inhabitants is being TOLD (no longer asked, when asked and given a resounding "no" in reply they were sumarilly dismissed both by their local politicians who actually switched their phones off to avoid protests by constituents, and wide boy local B List luvie businessman Marcus White, who stands to make a nice few quid per head by accommodating a group of migrants one third the size of the entire popolulation of Lisdoonvarna), yes told, decreed without acquiscence that they will host these migrants whether they like it or not. Our crew of 5 consisted of people from various different collectives with varying degrees of focus on numerous issues with which Irish society currently is faced. We were unanimously aligned with the distraught citizens of Lisdoonvarna.
On arrival we went to check out the King Thomond Hotel with a local activist. An impressive looking building in a beautiful setting, it is difficult to imagine how its new role as an asylum center will impact the local community.
One resident who was close to tears said "in my 41 years working here we have weathered many storms, but this will kill us, we are finished". A local businessman who was fatigued and dispondent said "Marcus White never engages with locals. He doesn't even employ locals." White is clearly not invested in the indigenous community any personal or meaningful way. Lisdoonvarna has always been and continues to simply be a cash cow for him. He adequately fits the required profile for putting financial gain before integrity when one considers that he has had in the past a conviction for employing migrants who were not legally permitted to work in Ireland.
Perhaps his family history of close links to current encumbent Fine Gael party is a factor in all of this. It is unlikely that any other business person with a shadow such as that in their past would have the wheels of such a deal so easily greased.
All in all it seems to be a win win situation for Mr White who can be smugly assured of the extreme unlikelihood of any personal repercussions or nepharious aspects of populating a small west of Ireland town with people for whom the culture, traditions and climate, not to mention the already challenging lack of infrastructure will be problematic to say the least.
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