Thursday 21 September 2017

Why is it ok to be racist to the Irish Down Under?

The late Padraig Gaffney had been living in Australia for ten years Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
The late Padraig Gaffney had been living in Australia for ten years Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones

Eoin Michael Hahessy

"Drunk Paddy’s $500k flood of tears" screamed the headline, and the jokes were quick to follow.

"Isn’t that what all ye Irish do down here?"

"Ah, ye Paddys always drinking or fighting."

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