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Sorcha Pollak – The end of the Irish welcome: is anti-immigrant rhetoric replacing Irish goodwill?
The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre

Thursday 25 July | 9.45am | £8


An analysis of how the Irish Government’s failure to implement a coherent reception and accommodation system for asylum seekers is fuelling the rise in hostility towards migrants.

In this talk journalist Sorcha Pollak will speak about how the language around migration in Ireland has rapidly changed, in a negative regard, over the past 18 months with the influx in Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers arriving into Ireland.

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish Times reporter specialising in immigration issues. She is a cohost of the In the News podcast and writes the New to the Parish column.While most of her work is based in Ireland, Sorcha has reported for the paper from Honduras, India, Peru, Jordan and Lebanon. Her first book New to the Parish: Stories of Love, War and Adventure from Ireland’s Immigrants, was published in 2018. Before joining The Irish Times, Sorcha lived in London where she worked for the Guardian newspaper and TIME Magazine