The immigration issue is here to stay
All citizens need to be educated about our responsibilities as members of the EU, writes John-Paul McCarthy
Senior Irish politicians are probably feeling very sympathetic towards the beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown after his ultimately disastrous meeting with a pensioner in the north of England.
It cannot be too long before some senior Irish politician is caught in a similar situation, and it is important that the mainstream parties start to craft a suitable register for dealing with the toxic issue of immigration and its myriad discontents.
A moment's reflection shows the scale of Brown's mistake in calling Gillian Duffy a bigot.