Catholic Ireland on OPEN’s study: Benefits of welcoming refugees highlighted

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Ann Marie Foley wrote about OPEN/Tent’s refugee study for Catholic Ireland on 19 May.

Welcoming a refugee can cost up to €12,000 initially but over time they begin to work and pay tax and contribute to the economy, he told on RTE Radio 1 News.

He suggested that, in Ireland, the sooner asylum seekers are allowed to work and their qualifications are recognised the sooner they will be able to join the workforce and benefit Irish society.

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