wearnicehats wrote: It's unfortunately prevalent throughout. I actively refuse to give money to beggars with "irish citizen" on their cardboard or taxi drivers who flaunt the "irish taxi driver" card.
Agreed this is nonsense but I can see the taxi drivers point on the number of taxi licenses issued between 2001 and 2010 as part of the ECB/PD led supply side agenda; the amount of fuel consumed used by empty cabs driving around Dublin must significantly affect the balance of payments almost as much as the SUVs that bankraupt builders used when they used drive from McMansion to McMansion in the Bertie days when the banks were creating the bust with cheerled help from the ECB economists.
wearnicehats wrote: The same people bemoan the fact that "our poor wee ones" have to leave the country and go to find work elsewhere
If ever there was a profession that benefits a practitioner getting wide and varied foreign work experience it is built environment; foreign experience should be celebrated...
wearnicehats wrote: I bet the poor wee ones are treated better in those countries than the "fuck off back (to) where you came from" attitude their counterparts get here.
Agreed but just look at France, Sarkozy has lost the plot in recent years; economic downturn = restless natives = misplaced racism which puts off high net worth foreigners investing = continuation of downturn.....