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Irish Natives Shoved Aside as Govt Moves To Buy Homes for Refugees

• - Peter Caddle

Ireland's native population once again look like they are being left out in the cold by those who rule them, with their government using emergency powers to allow local councils to purchase homes for the express purposes of housing refugees.

While the power has now been granted in the hopes of housing foreign nationals ostensibly coming to the island in the hopes of escaping the Ukraine war, the government had previously refrained from taking such a measure despite the fact that the country's own population had already been suffering under a crippling housing crisis.

According to a report by the Irish Examiner, the new powers will be used to help alleviate the country's massive shortfall in accommodation, the state having already taken in tens of thousands of migrants in recent weeks.

What's more, the publication notes one government official as saying that "every lever at the disposal of Government is now being pulled" in the hopes of looking after the new arrivals which have been brought in under the country's open borders approach to dealing with the new migrant crisis.