lef 11 | 478 30 Aug 2006 / #1"Irish employers can be ‘racist’ in their treatment of Poles and other central Europeans who are competing with each other for jobs and that this ‘racism’ will get worse if Ireland's booming economy falters.Many of the estimated 120,000 Poles who have turned up in Ireland in the last eighteen months have had trouble fitting in to Irish society, do not speak English, have not found work and are living in sub-standard accommodation, or are homeless. In the last 12 months eight lonely Poles have taken their own lives in Ireland.The ‘fairytales’ told by Polish media about Dublin’s streets being paved with gold Euro coins are blamed. These stories have filled young Poles with false expectations of how easy it will be to make a new life for themselves in the Emerald Isle. And the Irish are using Poles, Czechs, Lithuanians and so on as cheap labour, while failing to provide support for those who run into trouble. "I was upset reading this article... are poles second class citizens in Ireland, being used as cheap labour....high incidents o suicide???.....A lot of people are now saying that poles in UK and Ireland should return home and help build there own country?