Monday 20 November 2017

Chinedu Onyejelem: The Government has utterly failed to tackle rising tide of racism here

Our laws are totally inadequate when it comes to dealing with race-hate crime

MELTING POT: Gardai were called to Portmarnock Beach in Dublin recently over reports of fights between gangs of black and white youths
MELTING POT: Gardai were called to Portmarnock Beach in Dublin recently over reports of fights between gangs of black and white youths

Chinedu Onyejelem

LAST Thursday, three men – two black immigrants and an Irishman who's married to a black woman – who separately collaborate with me on different issues met at the Metro Eireann newspaper office in Dublin's Dorset Street.

At this impromptu meeting, we discussed many issues, including Ireland soccer legend Paul McGrath, who recently agreed to give a day's coaching to youngsters at Tullamore Town FC in order to avoid a jail sentence.

We also discussed the lack of opportunities for young immigrant soccer stars whose numbers are growing by the day, the heatwave and the opportunities that a diverse school curriculum offers.

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