The pic here is of a small remote village in west Cork called Union Hall (I'd say the name derives from the Union of the British Isles rather than the trade union kind). Its population (including the immediate surrounding area) is less than 200. Now its remoteness, size and difficulty of access would, you’d imagine, have rendered it safe from the joys of diversity.
Sadly, no. It emerged in the wake of a tragic boating accident recently that Union Hall has its own thriving ‘Egyptian community’ numbering about 25 individuals. WTF??? Nearly 15% of the population is Egyptian? Who’d have expected a little Dar Al Islam in that little corner of our world? And how many enrichers from other countries are roosting there? All reproducing at a rate three times that of the locals. What will that charming little hamlet look like twenty years from now?
Walking through Cork city yesterday I was stunned by the number of ‘visible minorities’. A large proportion of the men had Irish mudsharks on their arms. As I said here, the population replacement project in Ireland is going like an express train, helped mightily by the decision of Alan Shatter , “our” (sic) Minister for Justice (sic) to fast-track citizenship for 600 applicants who had ‘waited long enough’.