The following is a comment on the post 'Nigerians love Ireland - and why not?'
"I can't believe how narrow minded and foolish some of the comments from irish people are on here.To start, do not tar all africans with the sins of a minority of nigerians. Nigerians do not represent africa- it's the same as saying the germans represent europe- how german are all you irish folk?...please..Also get you facts straight about Africans in general- most Africans who come to Europe come to WORK, save money and send some home to their families so they do not starve...these are real issues for many people in africa.
Most African kids who go to school in Europe (whichever country) work very hard and often get much higher educational achievements than other ethnic minority groups -e.g. in the UK for example, kids with an african backgound often do exceptionally well (just like indians)...but caribbean-backgound kids or pakistanis statistically do very poorly...
as to the nonsence about white people not being welcolmed in africa- again that is sheer BS. if you are white and willing to contribute and move to africa to start a business or for whatever reason, people are overwhelmingly warm & friendly, in my experience. I've lived in e. africa for long periods and have many friends there & without a doubt, people will treat you better (in most cases) than a local..the poster who mentioned how priviliged irish people are to be born in a white western country is spot on.
we have so many advantages as irish people and given our past and the suffering we experienced as a people before the 1980's, we should be ashamed to act ungenerously and in a hostile way to immigrants.please remember that there are many irish people who cheat the social security systems, are in prison, & do negative things...
nigerians are no different to white people...a small minority will steal, cheat etc. but the point is IT IS NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRICAN OR BLACK..it is because they are human...i suggest some of these zenophobic posters actually speak to the immigrants they do down so much or just people of a different skin colour and when they do and are a bit more culturally open and educated they will realise just how foolish these narrow minded attitudes are.
as to the irish-nigerian girl...you GO...as an irish guy I'm proud of u.."
Just shows, some people shouldn't be left out on their own!