Posted by Jeff Beazley on January 26, 2009 at 17:22:55:
In Reply to: Re: Patricia Stephen posted by Valery Larkin on January 31, 2007 at 15:37:51:
: : what a wonderful article in the newsletter July 2007 of JJ Beazley. He speaks right from my heart. His "magic and modernisation of Ireland"
: : is exactly what I think.
: : I visited Ireland for the first time in 1985 and have been there several times in the last years. The changes are massively. Not all for the good
: : in my opinion. I also see every year the increase of polish and foreign people. I live in Germany and we have a lot of problems because of that.
: : So, thanks to JJ Beazley who sees through all these in the first moment positive changes.
: : Greetings from Munich, Germany
: I have to say that I am very disappointed that anybody would see fit to make such a racist comment. We Irish accept all visitors to our country....it is a nice feeling to know that now people WANT to live in Ireland...as close back as the 80's we Irish were still having to emigrate due to lack of employment....now we have jobs for people who find themselves in that position now.
I am grateful to both correspondents. I must point out that my original piece was never meant to denigrate immigrants or the process of immigration in any way.