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Estimated number of Poles in Ireland thought to exceed 200,000 OR over 5% of population.


Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #1
Maybe it's old news for some on here.

Not complaining, just thought it was a surprising statistic - proportionately, a lot more than in the UK for example.

Approx. one in twenty people in Ireland are Polish!
Wroclaw Boy
28 Oct 2010 #2
Approx. one in twenty people in Ireland are Polish!

My home town of Southampton has 1 in 11.

There is a large Polish population in the city, with estimates as high as 20,000, or 1 in every 11 of the total population.

chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #3
5/6 years ago they said there were that many in dublin alone. unfortunatelt alot of the Polish went home :(
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Oct 2010 #4
My home town of Wakefield has a population of 80,000 and 22 Polish food shops, including three small supermarkets in the city centre. Also a Polish temping agency on the main street, a Polish cafe and a privately owned Polish language school to serve locals who've married Poles.

There's even an Indian takeaway with a big sign saying 'smaczne jedzenia'.
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #5
My home town of Southampton has 1 in 11.

Wow - that's a lot!

a population of 80,000 and 22 Polish food shops

...and that just sounds...well...unnecessary! ; )

5/6 years ago they said there were that many in dublin alone. unfortunatelt alot of the Polish went home :(

Did they though? Yes, of course some did, especially those connected with construction but was there a mass exodus?

Of the Poles I have met anyway that all arrived around 2004, all except 1 has stayed. Of course I realise this may not reflect the national trend but I'm talking about Poles working in all walks of life: professionals, retail, factories etc.
southern 75 | 7,096
28 Oct 2010 #6
Now Crow can find enough Scordisci in Ireland.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #7
Did they though? Yes, of course some did, especially those connected with construction

Not just Construction though Hotels cut there employment what 20-40% The recession hit everyone downsized.
The Midlands town where I am now probably about 1000 peeps have gone home. I am very friendly with alot of folk in the polish community and were discussing this a while back.

Of Friends of mine and my gf in the last 2 years I know of at least 50 poles who went home 51 if i include my gf. The recession changed how the irish treat the Poles you would be surprised at some of the stuff ive heard. Read the papers see who got assaulted by who its becoming alot more frequent.

No not mass Exodus but close enough.

and before any1 say anything I am not judging the Irish It is just sum folks but you would be surprised with how many people say that the country is downn the toiets cause of the poles
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #8
but you would be surprised with how many people say that the country is downn the toiets cause of the poles

Unfortunately, I wouldn't.

Just classic recessionary behaviour/mentality, thankfully, held by a minority. Same happens in every country though.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #9
Same happens in every country though

Sad but True
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #10
and before any1 say anything I am not judging the Irish It is just sum folks but you would be surprised with how many people say that the country is downn the toiets cause of the poles

I seriously hope that the poles will be replaced with Middle eastern refugees that just sits at home with 10 children and lives on your tax money :)

After having them for a while you guys can send us a big apology letter and beg us to come back.

It's a really ugly mentality that "great" britain got towards its hardworking emigrants.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
28 Oct 2010 #11
Anyone know what the similarities and differecnes in relations with Poles are in Ireland compared to the UK? Within the UK itself are there any appreciable differences in the interaction with and treatment of Poles by the English, Scots, N. Irish and Welsh? Just curious.
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
28 Oct 2010 #12
Estimated number of poles in Ireland thought to exceed 200,000 OR over 5% of population.

I've got 5 or 6 friends with whom i grew up in Poland that are currently living in Ireland, and they brought their friends there also, sure there's many more stories like that all over Poland, so it could be true.
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #13
It's a really ugly mentality that "great" britain got towards its hardworking emigrants

Maybe you should adress that to someone in "Great" Britain then...
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #14
Sorry i meant United Kingdom plus Ireland.

That whole island confuses me all the time. You got so many names on a so small place. Great britain, Wales, Scotland, North ireland, Ireland, United Kingdom etc etc....
Barney 15 | 1,472
28 Oct 2010 #15
That whole island confuses me all the time.

There is more than one:)
Torq 32 | 2,897
28 Oct 2010 #16
My home town of Southampton has 1 in 11.

9% of the town's population are Poles, the local team is known as "The Saints"
and they play on St. Mary's stadium :) The best town in England!
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #17
[b]David_18[/
SOME OF US DIDNTWANT THE POLES TO LEAVE AND SOIUTH IRELAND AINT EVER GONNA BE UK
OP Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #18
I seriously hope that the poles will be replaced with Middle eastern refugees that just sits at home with 10 children and lives on your tax money :)

After having them for a while you guys can send us a big apology letter and beg us to come back.

It's a really ugly mentality that "great" britain got towards its hardworking emigrants.

OK well other than the geography a few things wrong with this:

1) As I said, this minority attitude exists,during recessionary times, in all countries that have a sizeable immigrant workforce.

2) How do you think, attitude -wise, Middle Eastern refugees would fare in Poland then? or any other refugess for that matter? a lot worse than in Ireland I would imagine.

3) Certainly won't be begging for anyone to "come back" in the near future as there aren't enough jobs to go round as it is.

4) Plenty of Poles didn't have a problem living off "tax money" in Ireland you know - they weren't all working.
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #19
SOME OF US DIDNTWANT THE POLES TO LEAVE AND SOIUTH IRELAND AINT EVER GONNA BE UK

Some ain't enough. And i hope that Ireland and the U.K will realise what they lost when all the poles decides to leave the island that threats them like cattle.

1) As I said, this minority attitude exists,during recessionary times, in all countries that have a sizeable immigrant workforce.

That attitude have been there all the time.

2) How do you think, attitude -wise, Middle Eastern refugees would fare in Poland then? or any other refugess for that matter? a lot worse than in Ireland I would imagine.

We ain't rich enough and don't got a wellfare system that support lazy people.

3) Certainly won't be begging for anyone to "come back" in the near future as there aren't enough jobs to go round as it is.

You will when those 200.000 hardworking poles will be replaced by 200.000 Middle eastern refugees that will show you to finges as fast as you ask them to maybe ean a living.

4) Plenty of Poles didn't have a problem living off "tax money" in Ireland you know - they weren't all working.

Kidding me right?

You will for sure find some examples of lazy poles but compared to your own natives they ain't even close to living off "tax money".
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
28 Oct 2010 #20
I wonder whether common Catholic roots, years of foreign oppression and fondness for strong drink could also be factors creating more affinity between Irish and Poles as compared to Protestant Scots and Anglican English.
Barney 15 | 1,472
28 Oct 2010 #21
Some ain't enough. And i hope that Ireland and the U.K will realise what they lost when all the poles decides to leave the island that threats them like cattle.

...
Are you just looking to argue?
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #22
That's what the forum is all about, to "argue".

Imagine a forum where everyone agrees to eveything you say!
Barney 15 | 1,472
28 Oct 2010 #23
That's what the forum is all about

No its not:)
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Oct 2010 #24
That's what the forum is all about, to "argue".

Imagine a forum where everyone agrees to eveything you say!

Argue or discuss? As an 18 year old, arguing is still fun for you. But there will come a point where debate and discussion is more rewarding.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
28 Oct 2010 #25
That's what the forum is all about, to "argue".

it's a discussion forum

it would be nice, if it could be done more politely.
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #26
Argue or discuss? As an 18 year old, arguing is still fun for you. But there will come a point where debate and discussion is more rewarding.

I'm not 18 ;) just my nick.

Argue, Discuss, Debate walks hand in hand in the end.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #27
Some ain't enough. And i hope that Ireland and the U.K will realise what they lost when all the poles decides to leave the island that threats them like cattle

Ther are thousands of poles who are financially better off because they came to Ireland

That attitude have been there all the time.

and i suspose you will tell me that that minority does not exist in poland and that when I move over there every single person will greet me with open arms BS You are one of those eastern europeans who is still walking around with a chip on his shoulder so do us both a favour yeah
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #28
Ther are thousands of poles who are financially better off because they came to Ireland

Yes thank you vey much for braindraining our country!

This is one of the things i don't like when people thinks its okey to threat people like sh*t just because they come from a poorer country and just try to earn a living and maybe save some so he can have a decent life in his fatherland.
David_18 68 | 982
28 Oct 2010 #30
Where does the nick come from by the way?

My lucky number!

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