That article from the Times is rather damning, but one detail in it may have passed over the heads of some on here :
It would also set the stage for the collapse of social cohesion across the country as the flow of migrants into Europe is expected to rise in the coming years, driven by interstate conflict, climate change and the desire of people to better their lives.
“People migrate for all sorts of reasons. But at least 20 million have been migrating each year since 2008 as a result of climate change alone,” said Diarmuid Torney, an expert on climate change at Dublin City University. “But if you fast forward to 2050, that figure might be one billion.
“Parts of the Indian and African continent who are heavily populated are likely to become uninhabitable. We can’t allow ourselves to think they will go to Germany and we will be protected by our geographical location,” he said. “The arrival of refugees and those simply seeking a better life is not going to stop any time soon.”
^^^One billion climate refugees on the move by 2050, movements of people at anything like those numbers will lead to the collapse of of our cushy western way of life, and these people are going to come here whether we like it or not. We could see mass movements of people towards in a westward direction long before 2050, in fact, it's already happening.
Despite all this climate s low down on the list of priorities for Irish people and the one party that takes the issue seriously gets sneered at on a constant basis.
Having said that, O'Gorman is totally out of his depth.