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Ireland to pay non-EU nationals to leave.

Ireland plans to spend 600,000 Euro to entice non-EU nationals (largely from Brazil and Africa) to return home. Ireland welcomed immigrants during an economic boom, but now spends millions of unemployment benefits to immigrants.

The 600,000 Euro fund would give grants to organizations assisting immigrants in returning home. Ireland went from over 95% Irish to about 87% Irish in a period of less than 15 years.

While much of the immigration is from other EU countries, about 5% of Ireland is now non-white. Chinese make up the largest non-European ethnic group with 100,000 people.

Once the land of low taxes, which attracted tech companies and caused the “Celtic Tiger Boom,” Irish citizens now pay dramatically higher taxes to pay for social benefits that go largely to the immigrant community.