Taoiseach's amnesty remarks 'misinformed'

Tuesday 18 March 2008 16.42
Undocumented Irish - O'Dowd angry at Ahern's remarks
Undocumented Irish - O'Dowd angry at Ahern's remarks

The Chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform says he angered by the Taoiseach's comments on undocumented Irish in the US.

Mr Ahern said the idea of an amnesty for Irish illegal immigrants in the US is 'not on', and that people should stop giving the impression that it is a possibility.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio's Morning Ireland, Niall O'Dowd said he had not sought an amnesty for the undocumented Irish but a possible solution based on a bilateral agreement between the US and Ireland.

Mr O'Dowd said he believed the Taoiseach was 'misinformed'.