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Most Irish people want state to accept more Afghan refugees, according to poll

A poll carried out by Ireland Thinks has indicated that the majority of Irish people want the state to accept more Afghan refugees than the original 230 that the government has committed to.

Most Irish people are in favour of family reunification for Afghan people.

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With 230 Afghan refugees being issued a refugee status in Ireland; Amnesty Ireland, the Irish Refugee Council and Sister Stanislaus Kennedy are among the many advocates who have stated that this number is not sufficient.

These same groups have also called for the state to take in at least 1,000 refugees.

The poll, which was carried out on behalf of The Journal.ie, shows that 34% of Irish people want the state to accept 230-1,000 refugees, 27% said 230 was the right number and 19% said that the state should accept over 1,000, while another 19% said we should accept less than 230 or 0 refugees.

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Just 5% of respondents stated that they didn’t know.

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