Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle (Ind) has submitted a second written question to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamonn Gilmour on the subject of Anti-Irish Racism in Scotland.Pringle is clearly unsatisfied with the answer to his first question.
Pringle makes reference in his second question to the “P&O will take you home” stickers which appeared in certain areas of Glasgow in 2008 when the “Famine song” was first heard in Scottish soccer stadia.
It is clear that Minister Gilmour will not satisfy Pringle with standardized answers on this important issue.
Question for written answer
Can I please submit the following question:
To ask the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs further to question No. 61 answered on Tuesday April 5th, 2011 reference 6703/11 if he will talk to the Scottish first minister about the problem of racism and not sectarianism against the Irish community in Scotland, the Irish are a recognised ethnic group, manifested by the posters erected around Glasgow stating ‘ the famine is over P&O will take you home’ and if he will make a statement on the matter?