What is an Ordinary Referendum? When the government wishes to introduce a law of national importance, the Seanad and the Dáil can petition the president to hold a referendum.
Petition for an Ordinary Referendum on Immigration and Asylum in Ireland
The demographic change to our country in recent years has been startling to say the least. Whilst sensible immigration of vetted peoples is reasonable, were the downsides like safety, social cohesion and economic strain ever discussed with the people of Ireland?
Was our opinion on immigration ever sought?
We at Ireland-First.ie would like to petition the sitting government to finally ask Irish citizens their opinion on mass immigration and asylum applications from safe countries of origin.
Would you like to see a referendum on immigration into Ireland?
Asylum cases to be heard within 90 days, limited to one appeal to be heard within 30 days. Appeals limited to strict criteria. The onus is on government to staff effectively, so cases are heard through the courts in the appropriate timeframe. Asylum seekers, if unvetted, should be housed humanely, centrally, in one area, and monitored while going through the asylum application process.
Length of time for refugees to be supported not to exceed 2.5 years.
All communities should be consulted via town hall by locally elected representatives of any plans for their communities that are bound to impact of their way of life (safety, amenities etc.).
Anyone who enters Ireland illegally should be immediately deported.
No refugee or asylum seeker should have the right to vote in local or national elections.
Asylum applications from safe countries of origin should not be accepted [A country is considered as a safe country of origin where, on the basis of the legal situation, the application of the law within a democratic system and the general political circumstances, it can be shown that there is generally and consistently no persecution as defined in Article 9 of Directive 2011/95/EU, no torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and no threat by reason of indiscriminate violence in situations of international or internal armed conflict.]
This has nothing to do with prejudice: this is purely about protecting and preserving the culture and heritage of Ireland. As is obvious currently, we simply do not have the resources.
As humans, we should strive to assist all peoples in need, regardless of race, creed, or colour – however, this cannot be to the detriment of Ireland or its’ people.