« BackMinister plays down suggestion Ireland takes 1,800 refugees

A cabinet minister has played down suggestions that Ireland may take 1,800 refugees seeking asylum in Europe from Africa.
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport Tourism and Enterprise
Leo Varadkar says it’s impossible to say exactly how many people could be resettled in Ireland, because it depends on the total numbers entering Europe.
Earlier the justice minister Frances Fitzgerald – who’s responsile for the asylum system – offered a figure of 1,800 for the numbers Ireland could take in.
Leo Varadkar says the government shouldn’t specify a figure, because the circumstances are still too fluid.