|Where are them Syrians?|
The family will be on display all day every day between the Chimpanzee enclosure and the Rang'Utan* exhibit, where you can see a profound sadness, and a deep intelligence, in their eyes.
The popular meerkats, located some distance from the Syrians' enclosure, have no idea what the fuss is about, but they are nonetheless very curious.
The State is unlikely to look favorably on many of the non-national applicants for residency here. Although the government is good at being "very shippy" in terms of rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean, their record on asylum seekers is quite poor relative to other countries in Europe.
Worse still, due to the lack of interest on the North African coast in the internal politics of Europe, those people currently attempting to flee the unrest - all potential future citizens of the European project - are dismissed for now by the Brussels administration as "floating voters". Hassan himself sees little value in following Ireland's domestic politics. When asked about water charges, his response was to wail and gesticulate wildly, insisting that he doesn't want to see another drop of water for the rest of his life.
*Rang'Utan is the less racist nomenclature for the species of ape formerly known as the Orangutan, as decided by the Sumatran Rang'Utan Council under its leader, King Flat-Faced Floyd.