Midlands TD Slams New Asylum Seeker Category Proposal

Cabinet has been warned that hotels currently providing accommodation will revert to tourism in March and April.

The Irish Refugee Council believes Ireland isn't doing as much as other European countries to support refugees.

Integration Minister Roderic O'Gorman yesterday warned that hotels currently providing accommodation will revert to tourism in March and April.

He also put forward a proposal to create a category of asylum for people affected by climate, which Former Justice Minister and Laois Offaly TD Charlie Flanagan says is 'making policy on the hoof,' according to the Irish Times.

Nick Henderson - the chief executive of the Irish Refugee Council - says Ireland is lagging behind when compared to our continental counterparts:

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