Edel McGinley writes in the Irish Examiner on the current crisis

"It is easy to see that this is a crisis, but not one of immigration: it is a crisis of leadership, a crisis of solidarity, a crisis of humanity. As posturing political leaders vie to be seen as toughest on immigration, more and more human beings – mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children – take desperate measures to cross borders to reach safety, and the death toll mounts. The human cost is unfathomable."

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