This paper sets out the options which need urgent political consideration by all those who are committed to living up to the ideals which led to the founding of the Irish State. These pathways should be governed by the principle of non-discrimination and ensure respect for the human dignity of persons concerned, including the people and communities in Ireland into which refugees are to be resettled and relocated who should be active participants alongside the refugees themselves. These options are not a substitute for but should be progressed alongside the urgent need to address the needs of those in the current asylum system.

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