Mr Varadkar, don’t insult the hard working Irish citizens
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that immigrants are “more likely to be working than the average Irish person and more likely to be paying tax”.
The following is my response, in letter form, to Mr Varadkar:
‘Sir, I for one find this insulting, the Irish people, in general have worked relentlessly for their families and by extension the country, the vast majority, pay their taxes.
‘People have lost their homes, due to recession, yet they languise in a hotel room with their children.
‘Yes, there are those who through no fault of their own can’t work, due to illness or disability and yes their are a number who think the country owes them a living and won’t seek work, even though they are fully capable. Sir, there will be a number of migrants with the same view.
‘Some Irish people, if lucky, they can get a low paying job, sometimes with very little guaranteed weekly hours, they take these jobs, rather than be a burden on the state, even though on such low hours they will never afford their own home.
‘Sir, these are the people your remark insults, the voters of this country.
‘A retraction of this remark and an apology is needed, never mind Parlimentary privilege.’