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Leo Varadkar has said that there is a need to end scaremongering about asylum seekers.

He said that there are people attempting to exploit local concerns for ‘political, personal or – in some cases – racist reasons’.

The statement comes after protests against a number of Direct Provision centres around the country.

Speaking at an Immigration Council event in Dublin this morning, he acknowledged that the Government needs to work with communities to address their concerns.

-Daniel Potter