Gardai need to be tougher on violent protest and Intimidation

by Gazette Reporter
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A majority Of Dublin people think Gardai need to be tougher on violent protest and Intimidation according to a new poll among Dubliners.

A poll conducted in the last week by Red C for the Ukrainian Civil Society Forum shows:

  • 78% of those polled in Dublin agree that Gardai need to take a more robust and visible response to tackle the recent arson attacks and intimidation at refugee centres
  • 76%  agree that the government needs to plan and build decent refugee accommodation in the community so housing is not put under more pressure.
  • 71% believe Ireland should help migrants seeking protection from war, famine or persecution.
  • 65% would like to see more programmes that provide opportunities for Irish people and migrants and refugees to meet, supporting integration in the community.
  • 74% agree that refugees and migrants should be given access to intensive English language classes so they can integrate and start working.

Emma Lane Spollen of the Ukraine Civil Society Forum: “This poll backs up what we already know that Irish people and those in Leinster are basically decent people with a strong set of values and generosity.

People are also clearly concerned about community cohesion and are positive about integration.”

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