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10th Dec 2016

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Ireland opts in to second EU asylum relocation scheme

Ireland has agreed to join an EU mechanism that will try to relocate 140,000 asylum seekers by 2017, the EU Commission announced on Tuesday. Unlike most EU states, Ireland is not bound to participate, but chose to opt in. Dublin is already participating in another relocation scheme launched last year.

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