Friday, June 06, 2008

Joe Duffy Show in Ireland

Lord above is all I can say. Joe Duffy on RTE in Ireland was trying to do a program on undocumented Irish this week when his show was interrupted by some members of the lunatic fringe - one guy likened coming to the US as house-breaking; and another man said he would advocate the death penalty if that's what the US wanted. The incredible lack of sympathy - or indeed awareness - from the callers would probably put most people off ever thinking of returning home. Thankfully, other callers, including Celine Kennelly from the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center injected some sense into the discussion.

Click here to hear the discussion

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My blood is boiling - absolute wingnuts calling in, thanks be to god for the man from bundoran; who cares about what bloody Philomena with her snotty accent thinks...

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! The land of begrudgers is still alive and well in Ireland. The attitude of the bigoted people who called in leaves me totally speechless and disappointed in the "modern Ireland" they keep boasting about. Ireland and its attitudes doesn't sound that great from where I'm standing.
Having listened to the show, I am more determined than ever to stick with the ILIR and get this job done once and for all.

Anonymous said...

come on you dont come back true canada thats the worst way to come back. then your entering illegaly.you will never get a greencard after doing it that way. if you try to come back the right way and risk it. at least you dont get shackled you just simply get turnd away.plus he knew the risk he was takeing

Anonymous said...

I istened to the show and am very interested as to how someone can be an undocumented Irish person for all those years, pay taxes, get a driver's licence for over 20 years, I have been living here for 5 years and can't even get a bank account - I want to know how that can happen.

All in all the american people are wonderful and really love the Irish people and can't understand why we can't get a green card - at the end of the day, we don't want to become a citizen, just the right to work, pay taxes, drive and open bank accounts - now what is wrong with that. This weekend was my Mam's 70th birthday and everyone is there except me, and my brother is a citizen here and sponsored me back in 2004 and he is at home now - we don't and I won't work illegal but I am afraid to go home.

Anonymous said...

if you get a ssn then you can get all of that. some people are lucky. and its the people not the senitors are stoping the reform from happening the senitors are scared of getting killed. deat trats to stop surporting reform check it out grassfire.com numbersusa.com

Curious Fellow said...

Were these Irish people calling in? I tried to give Joe Duffy a listen, but I'm getting an internet error.

Anonymous said...

Weird, I got a talk show about models when I clicked on that link!