I have long held the view that racism is deeply institutionalised in Ireland. And when something is institutionalised it means that very few people even notice it. It permeates all levels of society, from judges to down-and-outs.
Having lived outside Ireland for many years - too few, in retrospect - I can honestly say that I've never seen someone begging on the streets and trumpeting their nationality in hope of favour.
The pic below was seen in The Irish Times, Friday, February 1st.
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