Our national broadcaster RTE was all chirpy during the week, informing us that the ‘Irish’ birth-rate was one of the highest in Europe. Whooppeeee! Could it be something to do with this development, I wonder?
I’d say so, because the report then cuts to the Master of the country’s largest maternity hospital. He pointed out that while the increase in births is to be welcomed (Ed. why?) the whole system is seriously overloaded. Report then cuts to one of the maternity units, where, I count, two out of three babies are black. I’d say Minister for Population Replacement Alan Shatter must be thrilled.
Incidentally, the same broadcast reported the seizure of a massive cocaine haul, the third biggest in history, adding that ‘an African man’ was ‘helping police with their inquiries’. Haven’t Africans a wonderful sense of social responsibility? Every time I pick up a newspaper or listen to the news one of them seems to be ‘helping police with their inquiries’. Very civic-spirited of them indeed.