Well, unless there’s suddenly a call to finally take back Northern Ireland, it isn’t like they’re doing anything else!
Immigration has been the subject of a lot of debate in Europe. Ireland, especially, is concerned about the sudden influx of foreign entities. Michael Healy-Rae, a member of the Irish parliament, has actually called upon the use of military force to expel the invaders! According to him, an entire national park has been overrun with non-natives, and it will take the Irish Army to remove them!
Oh, did I mention that he was talking about a foreign species of flower?
The BBC reports: “The rhododendron situation in Killarney National Park has become so bad that nothing short of calling in the army is going to put it right,” said Mr Healy-Rae.
Rhododendrons are a non-native shrub that can grow taller than 25ft (8m) if they are not controlled.
Mr Healy-Rae requested a Dáil debate on the issue, in which he warned the plants were “taking over completely, despite programmes of work over the years to cut them”.
According to Michael Ring, the Regional Economic Development Minister, over 700,000 euros have already been spent on the “Rhododendron question.” He also added that it was costly and labor-intensive to control the plant species, but denied any negligence on the part of his department. There doesn’t seem to have been much progress, however.
In 2014, a couple in their 50s had to be rescued after they became trapped in a “treacherous” rhododendron forest.
It took search teams five hours to reach the couple in the Knockmealdowns Mountains, on the border between County Waterford and County Tipperary.
Now isn’t that just like immigrants! Come to a new country and immediately start harassing the natives! Truly, this is a matter that only the Irish Army can solve! … There’s a chance the IRA could solve it, also, but there wouldn’t be much left of the national park afterwards.
Maybe they should try building a wall? Rumor has it that’s how you deal with unwanted non-natives.