The Irish Times is probably the main cheerleader for diversity and multiculturalism. A random review of its pages today is therefore all the more significant.
Item: On its 'police page' (p.2.) it refers to three cases, two of which (murder and child assault) involve foreign nationals, whilst the origins of the third perpetrator (drug smuggling) isn't mentioned. If this turned out to be another 'foreign national' it'd hardly be a surprise.
Item: Black taxi drivers complain that many passengers won't travel with them because they're black. Local drivers say passengers have had 'bad experiences' with black drivers.
Item: Radio comment on deportation of Nigerian asylum seeker leads to complaints to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission.
Item: The Migrants' Rights Centre (one of a myriad of such publicly-funded organizations) complains that many immigrants have to 'buy' their jobs and are often abused, under-paid etc. (Undoubtedly true).
These are the only references in the paper to immigrants. What have they all in common?
That's not to say the immigrants are to blame, but the net effect is trouble. As my earlier post today underlined, there's always trouble and disruption when you introduce large numbers of visually and culturally different people into the existing population.
Why can't we do something about it?