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People Smuggling in Ireland: How big is the problem?

Our reporter Barry Whyte joined Shane Coleman on the programme this morning to deliver an exclusive report, speaking to a Zimbabwean asylum seeker whose son was smuggled into the country to see her, and hearing from Minister of State for the Department of Justice, David Stanton about the issue. Later in the programme Kevin Hyland, Ireland’s representative on the Council of Europe for trafficking and the former UK Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, joined Kieran Cuddihy to discuss just how big the industry of people smuggling is in Ireland and across Europe?

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12.15 22 Nov 2019


People Smuggling in Ireland: How big is the problem?


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The 16 men found in a container on board a Cherbourg to Rosslare ferry yesterday morning are all expected to claim asylum in Ireland, but with people smuggling into the UK and Ireland regularly hitting the headlines over the past few weeks, we asked this morning how just how common is it?

Our reporter Barry Whyte joined Shane Coleman on the programme this morning to deliver an exclusive report, speaking to a Zimbabwean asylum seeker whose son was smuggled into the country to see her, and hearing from Minister of State for the Department of Justice, David Stanton about the issue.

Later in the programme Kevin Hyland, Ireland’s representative on the Council of Europe for trafficking and the former UK Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, joined Kieran Cuddihy to discuss just how big the industry of people smuggling is in Ireland and across Europe?


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