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Irish welcome on Polish building sites ?


uncle betty 2 | 6
8 Feb 2009 #1
There has been a story going around in the Irish media, that signs are appearing on Polish building sites ''Irish not welcome'' - or words to that effect.

Can anyone tell me if this is true ? Has anyone seen them ? Have any of the media covered this ?

Just curious, I don't work in construction and am not intent on moving to Poland at all. Wife doesn't want to anyway, though she is Polish herself.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
8 Feb 2009 #2
Can anyone tell me if this is true ?

That's crap. One Polish owned construction company in the Northern Ireland did that... In Poland there's obviously no Irish workers looking for jobs, so even If there were such sentiments (but there doesn't seem to be) these signs would make as much sense as "Eskimos not welcomed".
Wroclaw Boy
8 Feb 2009 #3
''Irish not welcome'' - or words to that effect.

I find that highly unlikely, i have heard some rumours however I think the Poles have other nationalities to worry about more than the Irish.
OP uncle betty 2 | 6
8 Feb 2009 #4
That's interesting. I didn't hear about that.

I was a bit peed off when that story came out here, it didn't ring true, even wages-wise.

Anyway, the story was carried in two national newspapers, and a Belfast one. All more or less identical to each other - some journalism huh ?

The guy who was quoted heavily, is a senior trade union leader. In reality, he has no evidence for those stories whatsoever. And what he claims to have said (I e-mailed him a few times) is very different to what was reported.

Of course the so-called journalist at the Irish Times didn't reply at all.

Anti-immigrant feeling is rising here now, and anything that fuels that carelessly should be challenged. In my opinion.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
8 Feb 2009 #5
There has been a story going around in the Irish media, that signs are appearing on Polish building sites ''Irish not welcome'' - or words to that effect.

Yep, next to "Rothschilds, don't even bother!" ;)
RICHIE747 - | 1
22 Feb 2009 #6
HI PEOPLE.......I'M IRISH...VERY FRIENDLY/HONEST/HARD-WORKING. HAVE BEAUTIFUL POLISH GIRLFRIEND WORKING & LIVING IN SZCZECIN. BEING THERE A FEW TIMES, BEAUTIFUL CITY VERY GREEN. ANY CHANCE OF A JOB IN CONSTRUCTION/MUSIC BAND..PLAY FOLK/TRAD/

RICHIE747
stormhorse 1 | 16
28 Feb 2009 #7
I am Irish and am looking for work in Wroclaw, no luck yet! so anyway, why do you think it would be 'strange' for this to happen? meaning Irish people looking for work in Poland?????
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 Feb 2009 #8
no luck yet!

Did the Irish develpoer pull out?.

why do you think it would be 'strange' for this to happen?

Irish people have not come to Poland to work labouring.
I have yet to hear of an electrician or plumber living off their trade here.
The 'strange' part is that hundreds of thousands of poles went to Ireland looking for work on site.
If things would have been different this would not of happened.

meaning Irish people looking for work in Poland?????

I have met a few Irish living here, English teachers for the most part a few publicans and property developers.

I have met some Irish architects considering working here.
hellfire - | 4
28 Feb 2009 #9
HI EVERY ONE
HEARD THIS STORY IN DUBLIN !
GOES LIKE THIS.
YOUNG IRISH GUY GOES TO POLAND TO START NEW JOB
IN ONE OFF YOUR NEW FOOTBALL GROUNDS
WENT HE WALKED ON TO THE SITE THE POLISH WORKER
WALKED OFF SAYING IF THE IRISH GUY WORKED ON THIS SITE
THEY WOULD NOT (400 MEN WALKED OFF).
CAN ANY ONE THROW SOME LIGHT ON THIS?
REGARDS
HELLFIRE
hellfire - | 4
1 Mar 2009 #11
Don't know about that.
heard it also from a bank man in dublin also!
niejestemcapita 2 | 561
1 Mar 2009 #12
heard it also from a bank man in dublin also!

ooooh a BANKER!! ok....
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
1 Mar 2009 #13
WALKED OFF SAYING IF THE IRISH GUY WORKED ON THIS SITE
THEY WOULD NOT (400 MEN WALKED OFF).

Where did you hear that?
Someone's been tellin porky pies.
hellfire - | 4
1 Mar 2009 #14
IN DUBLIN
ALSO HEARD THE NAME OF THE PLACE
BUT FORGET IT NOW.
BUT IS LIKE EVERY THING YOU'LL HERE
EVERY STORY BUT THE RIGHT ONE?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
1 Mar 2009 #15
I'm from Dublin and i live in Poland.
There is NO WAY 400 MEN WALKED OFF site, not 1, that is just crap.
Most Polish people I have met like Ireland and Irish people.

How are the protests going in Dublin's fair?.
irishdeano 5 | 304
13 Jul 2009 #16
I have heard from a few people now, Who's friends went to poland to find work and they were told irish were not wanted. So i dont know. I havent seen anything in the Media and my Girlfriend also hasnt seen any of it

anyway im moving there in september
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
19 Jul 2009 #17
Its all over the media. We should pay them back in kind!

independent.ie/national-news/no-irish-need-apply--polish-builders-get-their-own-back-1589265.html
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
19 Jul 2009 #18
Its all over the media.

It is months old article. Why the hell are you so pathetic ? God, were you drunk making this idiot ??
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
19 Jul 2009 #19
There are more recent articles from last month. But, go ahead attack me, ignore the blatant hypocrisy and discrimination against the Irish in Poland. If the same thing happened in Ireland you would be b*tching about it.
polishmeknob 5 | 155
19 Jul 2009 #20
I thought Poles were flooding into Ireland, not the other way around…
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
19 Jul 2009 #21
polishmeknob

They are my friend, they are anti Irish in parts of Poland. I believe there is 1,000 Irish in Poland. Maximum.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
19 Jul 2009 #22
they are anti Irish in parts of Poland.

What... ?
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
20 Jul 2009 #23
The signs are anti Irish and dicriminatory. Those who put them up are anti Irish.
trevorisimo 1 | 27
12 Aug 2009 #24
I heard this story from my mam a while ago, and everyone was so angry to hear this story being that all the polish over here in Ireland working, all I heard was stories, dont remember anything being on the news about it, as if it were factual you can bet it would be, it could have been something made up by irish people to stir hatred against some polish people, who knows.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
12 Aug 2009 #25
trevorisimo

It was reported by the Irish press.

See here, independent.ie/national-news/no-irish-need-apply--polish-builders-get-their-own-back-1589265.html

[i]'NO Irish need apply' - the signs are already going up on building sites abroad in a throwback to the grim days of the the last century.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
12 Aug 2009 #26
Nonsense. Why do you people make up these bul*shits ?
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
12 Aug 2009 #27
Grzegorz_

So the Irish press, who by and large have been foaming at the mouth about how great the Poles are, made up this story?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
12 Aug 2009 #28
made up this story?

Or just repeat after somebody who made It up.
RevokeNice 15 | 1,859
12 Aug 2009 #29
Grzegorz_

So the Irish media made it up? Any proof of these allegations?
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
12 Aug 2009 #30
Huh ? How one can prove that somthing doesn't exist ? If you believe in that sick stuff then why don't you show us any picture of these "signs" ?

LOL ! Look, It's not that I desperately try to convince you about anything, I don't give a damn but this story you pinks repeat all the time just doesn't make any sense simply because there are no Irish looking for jobs Polish building sites. Like I said... why don't any of pinks just take a picture of these "signs" If they turn you on so much ?


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