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Ireland Everyone in public life has responsibility to 'take care with language' - Tánaiste on FG candidate's asylum seeker comments

17:55  18 november  2019
17:55  18 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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An asylum - seeker is a person who has left their country and is seeking protection from persecution Amnesty has championed the human rights of refugees, asylum - seekers and migrants for decades. We campaign to make sure governments honour their shared responsibility to protect the rights of

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Ireland's Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney © Reuters Ireland's Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney

Tánaiste Simon Coveney warned that everyone in Irish public life has a responsibility to take great care with their language when dealing with vulnerable, minority or refugee groups.

His comments came as he defended under-fire Wexford by-election candidate Verona Murphy who has been criticised for comments she passed about asylum seekers.

The Fine Gael candidate has since apologised for comments she made on RTE's 'Morning Ireland' programme in which she suggested that asylum seekers and refugees might have to be "de-programmed" as they carry "angst" from war-torn areas and might even potentially be infiltrated by ISIL.

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You have informed the lawyer whom you are criticizing of the accusations against him or her and the lawyer has been given an opportunity to respond. Currently, the United States has a safe third country agreement with Canada that does not apply to you if you are applying for asylum affirmatively

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) is an advisory non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom Government, established in 1994 to advise the Prime Minister on ethical standards of

Ms Murphy apologised and said she had made "a very poor choice of words."

Another party colleague Junior Housing Minister Damien English said the Fine Gael by-election candidate was "mixed up" with her comments for which she has since apologised.

Speaking in Cork at the IGNITE programme launch, Mr Coveney defended Ms Murphy and rejected any suggestion that Irish political life was being influenced by right-wing rhetoric.

Verona Murphy © Press Association Verona Murphy

"I know Verona well and I can assure you that she is not some kind of right wing individual," he said.

"She is a really good candidate, wants to be a public representative and has represented business people for a number of years very well. I think she is going to do really well in that by-election.

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detention of asylum seekers —put asylum seekers at risk of refoulement; or, at risk of being returned to a country where they fear persecution or The administration’ s attempt to have Mexico designated as a safe third country seems like an attempt at shirking its own responsibilities to asylum seekers .

If you have an asylum application pending with us, you can check your case status online. If you are granted asylum you may work immediately. Some asylee choose to obtain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for convenience or identification purposes, but an EAD is not necessary to work if

"I think everybody in public life and I think everyone who wants to be in public life of course needs to be very careful about the language they use when it comes to asylum seekers and immigrants in Ireland.

"There are many people who may want to twist people's words or put meaning on statements that perhaps weren't meant."

Mr Coveney said everyone in public life need to be aware of the importance of language.

Simon Coveney wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Tánaiste Simon Coveney Tánaiste Simon Coveney

"Of course we need to be careful - Ireland needs to be a welcoming place for non-Irish people who come here.

"We need to have systems that work and protect vulnerable people such as asylum seekers while they are here.

"We are working to improve that all the time. Today, I am working with a number of people who are graduating through a support and education system through Direct Provision.

"Whether it is the Taoiseach, TDs, people who want to be in the Dail or local public representatives, we have an obligation to give community leadership in the context of in particular asylum seekers and refugees who are coming to Ireland from parts of the world where they may have been through very difficult and bad experiences."

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Everyone has the right to life , liberty and security of person. Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and (1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.

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