We learnt about the various invasions in Ireland,,,,,,,,,Viking,,,English etc and we have at last succeeded in repelling them. No doubt they enriched our culture.
We also allowed in hugeonots, and pallatines,, a few vietnamese and others in with a cead mile failte.
I find the present situation strange.
Those who make decisions on our behalf, somehow, do not seem to have halting sites (for example) close by.