Found In A Truck

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RTÉ reports:

A number of refugees have been found in a truck in Co Waterford.

It is understood up to nine people were discovered in the truck on the Waterford to New Ross road this afternoon.

Some of the refugees are believed to have been taken to University Hospital Waterford.

Sadly familiar.

Meanwhile, in Dublin earlier…

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Demonstrators gathered at the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin to call for safe passage routes for those seeking refugee protection.

Similar protests took places in cities across Europe today.

Refugees found in truck in Co Waterford (RTE)

Pic: RTE and Irish Refugee Council

45 thoughts on “Found In A Truck

  1. Peter Dempsey

    Hopefully the refugees won’t have suffered any permanent injury.

    The previous occurrence – when 8 of them were found dead in Rosslare- was awful.

  2. Burt

    “We’re all migrants” oh ffs

    Like the Billy Connolly joke: “A stranger is a friend I don’t know yet”

    Fupp off

  3. Bobby

    Hopefully they’ll get enough support to say the words ‘I want to claim asylum’, in English or translated.

    The last time someone was found on a truck, they were locked up in prison. Walli Ullah ended up being used as a human shield by rioters in Cloverhill prison, he was slashed and had his arm broken while Boyce lined his pockets.

    Direct Provision, and pretty much all services that are supposed to exist to provide vital needs, including the food people seeking asylum eat. have been fobbed off to shady capitalists and exploiters.

    The Magdalenee laundries are gone, but the imprisonment of people seeking asylum, in actual prisons, or in Direct Provision centres is one of the highest marks of shame on Irish society, and all those that enjoy the freedom while others suffer needlessly. I’d like to think I’d have spoken out against the laundries, so I refuse to join the deafening chorus of pig ignorance while it happens today.

    1. ahyeah

      Having the courage to stand up and speak out is great. Curious though that you’re happy to name Boyce but don’t give your own full name.

      1. Bobby

        My name is Robert Murphy. I’m not an exploiter that needs to be named though am I? I’m also actively involved in refugee support/solidarity and campaigning to end DP, so people do know who I am, not that that’s important. What is totally mad though, is that that’s all you took from what I said, and with your anonymous name. Mad..

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          Fair play to you Bobby.
          Too many here are too eager to see their ‘name’ on-screen that they sacrifice thought before diving in.

          The irony of ‘ahyeah’ calling you out over your name is slightly amusing.

          1. ahyeah

            There’s no rule saying you have to brown-nose EVERY proponent of right-on’ness, bad. It must be getting tiring.

        2. ahyeah

          Bobby, my anonymous name is irrelevant – I’m not making allegations about named individuals on an online forum. True or not [and I suspect you’re probably right], it’s pretty unfair and uncool to use someone else’s website to make what are very likely libelous allegations. And it looks to me now that BS has just edited your original comment, which maybe suggests they’re not too keen on it either.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        It’s more than ‘sad’ poppy.
        I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I call it SHAMEFUL.

        Regardless of any belief / prejudice / stance etc. positive / negative / whatever.., I defy anyone to ‘explain’ our country’s policy to any refugee.
        -And explain why we allow it to continue in our name.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          …coming over here…staying alive…sacrificing all our goats…bringing their children with them…wearing funny hats…
          It’s almost enough to make your blood warm!

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Tom…
      I once knew a bloke called Tom Sullivan.
      Whenever I got arrested I gave his name instead of my own.

      I hope I never caused you any undue problems, unless you’re that bloke who talks like Cliff Richard.
      If you are you deserved it and I’d do it all again in a blink.

  4. Charger Salmons

    Interestingly,Ireland is not usually the first staging post for refugees fleeing a war zone unless there’s a direct ferry link or Ryanair flight been set up from Syria to Dublin.
    So these people have travelled through the UK – the end destination for thousands of ” migrants ” currently camped in Calais and decided the generous benefits system wasn’t for them and continued their journey into Ireland.
    Of course the sandal-eaters will protest their charming innocence until they move in next door and start slaughtering goats in the back garden and preying on their under-age neighbours surrounding them,

    1. Same old same old

      Hopefully they will move in next to you and stick a goat leg up your anus ( after unblocking it first )

      1. Charger Salmons

        Presumably the goat leg will have been bought using social welfare on offer to the person arriving illegally in this country while Irish citizens,namely the self-employed who have contributed to the welfare system throughout their working life,will receive nothing should their business go bankrupt.
        And when I say nothing I mean not a cent.
        It’s time we looked after our own instead of every freeloader with a sob story.

        1. Same old same old

          Hopefully if so it will taste all the sweeter when they make you eat it after it being in your ass

  5. Termagant

    Can we just hang on a few minutes and see how Germany, Sweden et. al. pan out in the long run before we start breaking out the banners?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Get back under the duvet Termagant.
      Don’t peep out.
      Someone might see you.

      Hold your breath until they’ve gone, just to be sure.
      I’ll give you a shout.

      It should be over by Christmas, by which time you could stick your banners up your Xmas-tree or up your a

  6. Catherine McEntee

    badatm m s (cant turn your name, apologies), thanks for the humour – you and soso are a great comedic tag team, love it

    1. Same old same old

      We try our best Catherine – a little levity helps one get through the day

      Memes is kind of in a league of his own though
      I can barely kiss his sandals

  7. Catherine McEntee

    Lol to your sandals quip, you’re killing me – still laughing here

    You’re both such cool cats, no losing the heads and ranting, that’s where I slip up, too fiery

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      I love slipping up.
      -Especially someone who can spell ‘fiery’and other tricky words correctly.

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