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Poles in Ireland - integration?


Cato  
13 Sep 2006 /  #1
Hello,
I am a journalist with metro eireann, multicultural newspaper in Dublin. I am eager to speak with more Poles to get better insight into their lives in Ireland. Especially, I want to know how 'integrated' they feel in Ireland.

Best wishes
Catherine Reilly
catherinereilly80@yahoo.co.uk
guess  
13 Sep 2006 /  #2
I think they feel as integrated as the Irish people allow them to be.
OP Cato  
13 Sep 2006 /  #3
What do you mean?
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Sep 2006 /  #4
Yeah. Obviously this woman is looking for insight on the topic from poles living in Ireland. Care to elaborate?
parisien  
13 Sep 2006 /  #5
Catherine, suggest you refer to our guests as Polish, also...."to get a better", is more correct....a journalist you say?

Surely there are much easier ways of getting info on this topic...ie....walk into ANY filling station, hotel, shop, restaurant....in Ireland.....who will be behind the counter etc....?...................:)..there ya go...no need to come back to this board.......sorted..!!

No need to thank me!
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
13 Sep 2006 /  #6
Catherine, suggest you refer to our guests as Polish, also...."to get a better", is more correct....a journalist you say?

To get a better insight doesn't work either. There's no need to critisize someone here for mistakes in grammar and typo's...it's only a forum.

And why not ask in a "polish" forum? Aren't there poles here? Being a jounalist, I'm sure she's not just using this forum as her only source for information.

And referring to Polish as "poles" is completely acceptable.
......Sorted
parisien  
13 Sep 2006 /  #7
lol....gee........................its called taking the biscuit.............

Not a criticism...your interpretation...merely a correction for our Polish guests who happen to read same........

My post still stands and is relevant................:)
OP Cato  
13 Sep 2006 /  #8
Fisz is quite right - this is not my only source of info, just another addition to see what might turn up. I know alot of Poles here in Ireland. As well as speaking directly with them and others, I occasionally post on a forum. I use all ways of gathering info.

Regarding the grammar, parisien, you have a unique gift in identifying small but basic errors, you should not waste your talent on this forum but establish your own Grammar Academy. God gives most of us one major talent, and this might be yours. Don't waste it!
hello  
13 Sep 2006 /  #9
Both Poles and Irish like drinking alcoholic beverages - so they integrate quite easily. :) I'm sure there are a number of Polish women who married Irish guys too.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
13 Sep 2006 /  #10
Parsien,

The only problem with Cato's letter is the lack of capital letters in the name of the paper. [an unimportant typo]

However, with your posts the list goes on and on.

Don't try and be clever. Some of us know more than you think you know.

Yet, we all make mistakes sometimes.

Oh, look!

I got your name wrong, Parisien. See, it happens sometimes.
OP Cato  
13 Sep 2006 /  #11
Thanks Wroclaw.

Actually, funnily enough, metro eireann is all lower case - although we may change our design soon.
parisien  
13 Sep 2006 /  #12
........yawns......................
Kowalski 7 | 621  
13 Sep 2006 /  #13
Here's some survey done on Poles in UK errr ...it could be good for comparitive study perhaps

news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/13_09_06_polish_survey_results.pdf

.pdf file from BBC site
opts 10 | 260  
13 Sep 2006 /  #14
Regarding the grammar, parisien, you have a unique gift in identifying small but basic errors, you should not waste your talent on this forum but establish your own Grammar Academy. God gives most of us one major talent, and this might be yours. Don't waste it!

Thank you Cato. :)
That is hilarious.
I like your sarcasm.

P.S.

Parisien is correct.

"Surely there are much easier ways of getting info on this topic...ie....walk into ANY filling station, hotel, shop, restaurant....in Ireland.....who will be behind the counter etc....?.....................there ya go...no need to come back to this board.......sorted..!!"
OP Cato  
14 Sep 2006 /  #15
As I've already indicated, I just posted here IN ADDITION to other contacts I am making.
Parisien, piss off you complete muppet.
parisien  
14 Sep 2006 /  #16
Yeah.yeah................revert to slagging people off...................................so sad really...and you're so interested in your job, people, society................but when some says something to correct you or point something out......all hell breaks loose..................well...in all honesty....didnt expect too much, from some one who basically noses around in other peoples lives............................

Bye for now, I suppose your newly found intolerance would extend to our Polish guests too if they said something you didn't like either?

Great stuff Cato!
opts 10 | 260  
14 Sep 2006 /  #17
Hello,
I am a journalist with metro eireann, multicultural newspaper in Dublin. I am eager to speak with more Poles to get better insight into their lives in Ireland. Especially, I want to know how 'integrated' they feel in Ireland.
Best wishes
Catherine Reilly
catherinereilly80@yahoo.co.uk

I would like Cato to stay and partake in this forum.
She has integrity. She told us what she was looking for.
She did not use chicanery to gather information about Polish life in Ireland. She said, “I am eager to speak with more Poles to get better insight into their lives in Ireland.”


After Cato completes her search, I would like to learn what she discovered.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
14 Sep 2006 /  #18
opts,

I agree.

Cato,

I would also like to see your results. Please, provide a link when you publish.
OP Cato  
14 Sep 2006 /  #19
No problem. We are starting a regular Polish language page with the assistance of Polish journalists here, and will publish an eight-page Polish supplement next month (news for and about the Polish in Ireland - politics, culture, music, sport).

We are currently having our website re-designed (by a Polish man, as it happens) and it should be ready soon.
Frank 23 | 1,183  
17 Sep 2006 /  #20
Cato, thats great, but here in our small county we already have a Polish page ( in Polish too) in our local paper( Fermanagh Herald), plus our very own Polish shop, how come things are relatively slow in the great metroplis that is Dublin!!!....lol

Still, yer man had a point re meeting them.....as all the Polish locals are walking to and from their work, go on take a risk, ambush them in the street, much more personal than this forum, plus you might get a useful reply, as you can see the muppets on here haven't been very helpful!!

Come on where are all the Polish people to help this gal out????!!!!
marcus911  
17 Sep 2006 /  #21
I have just married a Polish Girl in Poland actually and to be honest the Polish people know how to treat guests. I have never or probably will never again experience such a fantastic time as at my wedding. We had 36 Guests from Ireland, Scotland and England and a further 110 from all over Poland. The Wedding lasted two days and the band that we booked played non stop. What I also found about Polish Weddings is that after the bride and Groom had their first dance, everyone else got up on the floor and danced the night away only sitting down when they were thirsty for a few moments then back up on the floor. Food was served the whole day and into the night as were the drinks. No-one had to put their hand into their pocket for anything, all food, drinks, accommodation, transport to and from the hotel were all paid for by the Bride and Groom, the guests were treated as guests. A few friends of mine have been at weddings in the UK recently and have commented that compared to a Polish wedding, UK and Irish Weddings are not worth going too. Do yourself a favour, if you are ever invited to a Polish wedding,.. do not,.. I repeat,.. do Not Miss it.
opts 10 | 260  
7 Oct 2006 /  #22
What happened to Catherine Reilly and her report on Poles in Ireland?

CATHERINE REILLY, WHERE ARE YOU?

:P
Quando  
7 Oct 2006 /  #23
Let's get back to Poles in Ireland:

Poles build home from home on Emerald Isle

On Dublin's Capel Street near the River Liffey, a shop stocking freshly baked sourdough bread, spicy sausage and pickled fish is a beacon for Polish immigrants craving the tastes and brand names of home.

uk.news.yahoo/20092006/325/poles-build-home-home-emerald-is le.html
opts 10 | 260  
7 Oct 2006 /  #24
Ten years ago no one in Poland knew where Ireland was but when the economic boom came it was like 'we know where Ireland is and we want to go there'," said Beata Golczak, 26, who arrived in Dublin a year ago and works in a travel agency.

Beata Golczak is one of the few Poles who did not know where Ireland is. :P
Frank 23 | 1,183  
7 Oct 2006 /  #25
Yeah,where did she go; ah well,she was just using the members here for her own ends,not really interested in contributing, just taking - c'est la vie as they say in downtown Wroclaw...:)
Hobbitual  
7 Oct 2006 /  #26
Hey ! If you go to Ireland ask a naitive for directions to the east pole....

:) :)
Quando  
8 Oct 2006 /  #27
Beata Golczak is one of the few Poles who did not know where Ireland is. :P

I like your sense of humor!
Quando  
9 Oct 2006 /  #28
Beata is working in the travel agency now
Frank, you are so right............
there are so many positive stories.
Metro Eireann  
7 Apr 2007 /  #29
It's Catherine Reilly here. Apologies for not getting back to you on the forum. We soon will be fully updating our website (metroeireann.com) and the 8-page supplement on the Polish in Ireland will be there hopefully by May, as we have so much material to post. We have also introduced a 'Polish in Ireland' page, co-ordinated by Magdalena Sobczak. The paper is in Eason stores.
away guy 10 | 343  
7 Apr 2007 /  #30
Maybe she is a goverment official

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