Are immigrants engaging with Irish political parties?

Breanainn

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If Wilders represented one response to Dutch multiculturalism, another could be found in GroenLinks, whose leader Jesse Klaver is of Moroccan origin, but built his party into the primary force on the Dutch left by appealing on an integrationist basis. Similarly in the UK, members of various minorities, such as Baroness Warsi and Diane Abbott have achieved prominent profiles in the Conservative and Labour parties respectively. Are the "new Irish" engaging in political activity across the spectrum, or will it require another generation for these citizens to engage with local and national politics?
 


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If Wilders represented one response to Dutch multiculturalism, another could be found in GroenLinks, whose leader Jesse Klaver is of Moroccan origin, but built his party into the primary force on the Dutch left by appealing on an integrationist basis. Similarly in the UK, members of various minorities, such as Baroness Warsi and Diane Abbott have achieved prominent profiles in the Conservative and Labour parties respectively. Are the "new Irish" engaging in political activity across the spectrum, or will it require another generation for these citizens to engage with local and national politics?
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If Wilders represented one response to Dutch multiculturalism, another could be found in GroenLinks, whose leader Jesse Klaver is of Moroccan origin, but built his party into the primary force on the Dutch left by appealing on an integrationist basis. Similarly in the UK, members of various minorities, such as Baroness Warsi and Diane Abbott have achieved prominent profiles in the Conservative and Labour parties respectively. Are the "new Irish" engaging in political activity across the spectrum, or will it require another generation for these citizens to engage with local and national politics?
To be fair Klaver is of mixed ethnic Dutch-Indonesian-Moroccan background, rather than exclusively immigrant background. Its easier to blend in if you have some native background because you will have pre-existing family ties.
 

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Remember Dr Bhamjee? Catherine Zappone and Elena Secas are two current examples that come to mind.
 

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I personally doubt an elitist institution like Dail Eireann will allow people of purely migrant background to take over. If they were going to it would be reflected in candidate selection. The elites support mass immigration but for cheap labour, landlord rent and immigration legal fee reasons.
 

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Bhamjee called for Lithium to be added to Ireland's drinking water. That was an idea before its time.
 

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You would have to be fairly down on immigrants to want them to engage with Irish political parties. I say leave them alone, but I say that about actual Irish people too.
 

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Remember Dr Bhamjee? Catherine Zappone and Elena Secas are two current examples that come to mind.
Bhamjee was a legend. Totally didn't give a shyte. More of this kind of thing would be welcome.
 

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Bhamjee and Zappone are both immigrant politicians but neither of them are politicians elected by immigrants.
 

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If Wilders represented one response to Dutch multiculturalism, another could be found in GroenLinks, whose leader Jesse Klaver is of Moroccan origin, but built his party into the primary force on the Dutch left by appealing on an integrationist basis. Similarly in the UK, members of various minorities, such as Baroness Warsi and Diane Abbott have achieved prominent profiles in the Conservative and Labour parties respectively. Are the "new Irish" engaging in political activity across the spectrum, or will it require another generation for these citizens to engage with local and national politics?
If you can't vote, what incentive is there to become politically engaged. The people you refer to in the UK are British nationals, not immigrants.
 

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these black n tans are a bigger danger to ireland than the original ones.look how england turned out not heeding enoh powells warning.
 

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So! Enda Kenny accepts that America cannot return to open borders. 13:20

Has the Irish open borders policy changed or is that just more hypocrisy. 13:20

Irish people only want the opportunity to be free. WTF 13:00

Ireland PM Enda Kenny Speaks at "Friends of Ireland Luncheon"


[video=youtube;QvDydF7Mhy]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvDydF7Mhy[/video]
 

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As example
 

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We had benedicatta attoh in Louth - an African who sought asylum and was granted asylum from the wickedness of her homeland.
She was with a few parties and held a few posts in community development before heading back to Nigeria to take up a job in the government of the country she was fleeing in fear of something
 


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