Doherty says undocumented Irish in Australia are being failed by government


A Donegal Deputy says successive Irish governments have failed the diaspora.

Deputy Pearse Doherty says having raised the issue of undocumented citizens living abroad, the responses he has received from Minister Charlie Flanagan have been totally inadequate, particularly in terms of the funding allocated to support them.

He says no progress has been made in terms of the undocumented in the US, and now the number of Irish citizens being deported from Australia after overstaying their temporary visas is growing.

This is an issue Deputy Doherty says he will be raising in the Dail this week............