Friday 17 November 2017

Counting the Irish Chinese

I knew we would get nothing near the truth on Chinese immigration from the 2006 Census but I had no idea how laughably wrong it would be.

Well-founded estimates have, for quite a while, estimated the Chinese population in Ireland as up to 100,000. This has been the figure used, for example, by RTE.

It was because they were known to be the second biggest grouping after the Polish that Bertie Ahern put his "1916" speech up on his website in Polish and Chinese.

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