Irish Times 2 April 2005
Those granted PPS since 1 May 2004 until end of February 2005.
Source: Dept. of Social & Family Affairs for those granted Personal Public Service Numbers (PPS).
70,000 or so. Perhaps another 30,000 here working illegally?
Remember these figures are for the new accession Countries alone!
Polish Information and Cultural Centre estimates a total of 50,000 have come here when the thousands being exploited on the Black Economy are taken into account.
An estimated 15% return home without settling.
Newbridge, Co Kildare is being called little Warsaw.!!!
At least 100 Poles a day on average are entering the State’s job market.
Can anyone tell me who was the senior Irish politican who rejected as spurious fears over Immigration after the new EU countries joined?
Was it Pat Rabbitte? claiming that only 3 or 4 thousand would arrive. If so we could nail him on that!