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Non-National? Me arse!

We are oneI’m a PROUD Afro-Irish Wexfordian who is born and raised South African, but love and adore my adoptive home, and intend to spend the rest of my days here. Yes, I’m a foreigner, but I’m no “Non-National”.

There is WAY too much PC in this world.

And the sad reality is the press ain’t helping. Enter “Magda” – who a TD referred to no less than 9 times on NewsTalk yesterday morning as a “Non-National”. Do they even stop and think what this supposed politically correct phrase implies – it means a person with NO nationality. She is Polish.

I wander if we re-christen all St Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world outside Ireland as “Non-National’s Day” would it be accepted?

Everyone – even “Non-Nationals” have a country of birth, and in most cases very proud of it – None ever as proud as even the most diluted of Irishman, who is proudly celebrated and reverred and welcomed in every corner of the world annually.

Afford us who choose to call this beautiful island our chosen home the same courtesy – as a “Duo-National” I can be twice as proud!

3 thoughts on “Non-National? Me arse!

  1. Hi there, it’s Caroline here, the girl you gave a lift to the dip in the nip this morning. I just want to say thanks so much to you and Siobhan for making this morning such a laugh. To be honest I was shitting it as after the mastectomy my confidence was at an all time low but I wanted to do the dip to close the door on a crap year. You two with your sense of humour and such a sense of friendship made me forget all about the fact we were starkers- it just wasn’t an issue it was fun- its been a long time anything to do with cancer was fun. From the bottom of my heart thank you both. Take care, c

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