Unexamined Premises

The Problem with Ireland? It's 'Too Irish'

You may think this is a joke, but it’s not. Having admitted large numbers of non-Irish foreigners, and having just removed the constitutional proscription against abortion, and having legalized gay marriage, the Irish government and its lackey media have now discovered that Ireland is — get this — too Irish. Especially the primary school teachers:

The majority of trainee primary school teachers are white, Irish and Catholic and do not reflect our diverse population, new research has found.

Dr Manuela Heinz and Dr Elaine Keane, from the school of education in NUI Galway, have carried out the first comprehensive and nationwide study in Ireland which explores the socio-demographic backgrounds of entrants to primary teacher education programmes.

According to the Central Statistics Office, 11.6 per cent of the population identify as non-Irish, while 82.2 per cent of the population identify as white Irish. However, some 99 per cent of trainee teachers identified as white Irish and 100 per cent of them said English or Irish was their first language.

Naturally, this is presented as a problem in search of a solution, rather than a result of Irish self-loathing and rush to exterminate themselves at their elites’ behest.

The research found trainee teachers claiming Irish nationality only are “significantly over-represented” compared to the general population.

Over-represented,,, in their own country. 

The research found Roman Catholics are over-represented (90 per cent) and non-religious individuals (5 per cent ) are underrepresented among trainee teachers compared with the general population in Ireland (78 per cent Roman Catholic and 10 per cent non-religious).

Over-represented in what was, until yesterday, a staunchly Catholic country for a millennium and a half.

The study calls for further discussion of measures that can be taken to attract and recruit more individuals from minority groups into the teaching profession.

Of course it does.

It’s all part of a push by the EU and the EU-philic Irish government to diminish nationalism by eradicating it at the roots: the ethnicity of the native people and their faith. This is “meant” to foster universality and bring Ireland into the vibrant diversity of the 21st century, but in reality it’s simply a substitute of one (secular) religion for a real one.

As I’ve said before, the tragedy of modern Ireland is that having fought for independence for a thousand years, it couldn’t stand even a full century of it before Paddy pulled off his cap, tugged at his forelock, and said, “t’anks, yer honor, may I have another?”