The likes of the Brexiteers and their constant referencing of immigrants and non-majority citizens are largely to blame for all that, we all agree. It’s constantly used with outrage here as a handy stick with which to beat and mock the British, under the guise of “those bad British types, not the OK ones”.
And yet the same rules apparently don’t apply to here. Here it’s now seemingly acceptable to target some immigrants and non-majority natives and then pass off any questioning of that as being PC, bleeding heart, excuse-making, apologist and so on. The reason I bring this up is that Irish people sometimes want to have our cake and eat it.