Monday 27 February 2017

Reject racism in the proud name of the Irish Republic

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

'Alas, we cannot point a clean finger. Ireland’s record on racism, and refugees, is pretty poor.'
'Alas, we cannot point a clean finger. Ireland’s record on racism, and refugees, is pretty poor.'

Last week, dealing with the results of the British referendum, Micheal Martin made the most important speech of his political career.

Before saying why, let me briefly revisit the mixed Irish reactions to Brexit.

Confucius said that there is something in our nature that is not displeased when we see a neighbour fall from a roof - an insight the Germans stole and called schadenfreude.

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