There are few better ways to see what the country is going to look like in a generation than from the sideline of an underage football, GAA or rugby match. Children’s sports, alive and well across all codes in this country, give a wonderful snapshot of the different ethnicities living in this large suburban nation.
My son’s football team, on its various travels, has come across outfits made up of well-drilled Lithuanians. They have played against a squad of all-African boys, save for the solitary white goalie – a boy from a Serbian family. And they have togged out against a predominantly Arab club where the back four were all called Mohammed.
Around this time of year, just before the summer holidays, many clubs organise mini-World Cups or mini-All-Irelands, bringing together hundreds of kids from all over place. The blend of languages, colours and codes on the sidelines is truly astonishing.
In this maelstrom of social change, it is reassuring that the one constant – across several cultures – is the touchline warrior. You might recognise the Demented Dads and Motivational Mums who roar instructions, half-encouraging, half-threatening at their little Ronaldos. Armed with their own personal VARs (video-assisted referees), they film every move, tackle and – pity the referees – every decision on their smartphones, only too ready to give their educated, unbiased interpretations of the rules.
The football experience also provides a map of who is settling where in the country. The settling patterns of immigrants in Ireland is unusual, reflecting the intersection of property prices, the planning process and suburban development.
There are three main zones. The first is the inner cities, particularly in Dublin. This is where the immigrant population is highest. This mirrors patterns in other countries. However, when we head out from the multicultural epicentre, we start to see settlement patterns changing, and these patterns are unusual internationally.
As we leave Dublin city centre, and move out to the older suburbs, those built within the M50, immigrant families disappear almost completely. These estates built between the 1950s and 1970s are overwhelmingly Irish and have changed comparatively little in a generation.
Once we cross the M50, the immigrant population begins to rise again. In formerly provincial towns, such as Portlaoise and Navan, the immigrant population is significant and rising.
This type of settlement pattern is not evident in Germany, France or Italy. In most European countries, immigrants settle where the jobs are plentiful. In Ireland, immigrants settle where they can afford a roof over their heads. Our immigrants are commuters.
This is not only a function of property prices but also the fact that within the M50, local residents have been extraordinarily successful in objecting to any new developments, often with the support of a local TD. This means that within the M50 – where development should be taking place – there are wide open prairies where wild horses roam.
The success of the serial objectors has pushed residential development further out on the commuter radial routes.
This creates another development that, in the European immigration experience, is exceptional: immigrants are settling in towns that up until now have been depressed and economically down at heel. So it may come as a surprise that the most diverse municipality in Ireland is Longford, where only 64 per cent of the residents are “white Irish”, as the Central Statistics Office designates it. Twenty-seven per cent are white but not Irish. Just over 10 per cent are “black” or “Asian”.
Belturbet in Co Cavan is not a place that might historically suggest multiculturalism, yet 25 per cent of its residents describe themselves as not Irish.
This pattern has profound implications for the country in the years ahead, particularly when we take into account the population projections announced by the CSO on Thursday.
According to the CSO, Ireland’s population could grow to 6.7 million over the next 35 years. The CSO has mapped several projections for how the State’s population will grow between now and 2051, based on varying inward migration levels and fertility rates.
The population is expected to reach five million by 2021 across most of the projections, up from 4.74 million currently. This is significant growth and begs the question: where are people going to live? Where are they going to go to school, or to creche, and what rail provision or road network have we planned to accommodate them?
If fertility rates do not decrease, and inward migration levels reach 30,000 people a year, the population will grow to 6.7 million by 2051.
My own sense is that these numbers underestimate potential population growth because they underestimate inwards migration. There’s a very good chance that immigration will be much higher.
Immigration is driven by push and pull factors. The major push factors are population growth, economic stagnation and war in the countries from which people want to flee. Given that more children will be born this year in Nigeria than in the whole of Europe, you don’t have to be too imaginative to see that surging populations will cause surges in migration.
In addition, the pull factors to Ireland are significant. Our economy is rapidly becoming a cog in the global supply chain. Therefore, globalised multinationals will increase their presence here, irrespective of any changes to the tax rates.
The implication of this is that Ireland will behave and feel more like a well-off state in the US such as Washington or Massachusetts than a European country such as Croatia or Austria.
This is the future. If you want to see what it looks like, head out this week to a schoolboys’ soccer mini-World Cup or a GAA club mini-All Ireland, and absorb the sights, sounds and accents of our new Ireland.
Just like Luxembourg, Fiji and Lebanon we are fast heading towards minority status in our own land. The same happened to the Americans and Australians in an earlier century.
The whole catholic/ Protestant unionist /nationalist conflict is yesterday’s row and still people bang on about it. There’ll probably eventually be a United ireland populated largely by those who are neither of the indigenous groups simply because no one cares enough to object or even push for it. It’s a new world and we’re going to have to get used to it.
It’s Ahern s fault.
All very sentimental stuff but if you really want to see that projected future look at England: look at Bradford or Rotherham or Southall or a thousand other smashed communities: I don’t think Ireland will enjoy the experience.
Some comments below point to Bradford etc. Ireland is not going going down that route, although not by design either. In those cases the immigration itself wasn’t multicultural but mono cultural, (i.e. islamic) leaving two cultures at each other’s throats. That wasn’t the brightest idea. Contrast to London, which has its problems but not that kind of seething dislike between two tribes. Thats where Ireland is going, multiple cultures even in small towns. There really hasn’t been the kind of hostility you see in northern England. As for the projections of future population growth in Ireland, take it with a… Read more »
And where was the mandate for mass immigration? Where was the referendum? The native people of western Europe never voted for this, hence the rise of the so-called extremes of European politics that have made big inroads in recent elections right across Europe. Indeed, in a recent NTY article it showed that in the past few years there has been an influx of native Germans to Hungary as they reckon their native country is losing itself to immigration. And another NYT article mirrored the findings of black Briton and former head of the Commission for Racial Equality in the UK,… Read more »
‘New Irish’ are thinking outside the box/Pale, us Irish are obsessed with STATUS, ‘right’ address / ‘new’ car / ‘latest’ TV but to all the immigrants who live here their main objective is a better life than their home country and they’ll make it work. You’ll probably find their children are doing better at school/sports than Irish kids. Different style of upbringing possibly where Irish parents are getting lazy but foreign parents KNOW how hard life has been elsewhere and embrace Irish opportunities . Maybe we will be outnumbered but no harm for the country to get an increase in… Read more »
“This type of settlement pattern is not evident in Germany, France or Italy. In most European countries, immigrants settle where the jobs are plentiful. In Ireland, immigrants settle where they can afford a roof over their heads. Our immigrants are commuters.” Really? Been to meaux, cergy or any other commuter centres outside the paris m50, the bvd peripherique? “Our economy is rapidly becoming a cog in the global supply chain.” Really? I thought it was already a cog or two in it! “The implication of this is that Ireland will behave and feel more like a well-off state in the… Read more »
Germany (a country where – thanks to Merkel’s monumental fuck-up with the so-called “refugees” – neo-Nazi demonstrations are a daily norm) should shut up for the next 1000 years with their unwanted “wisdom” they force on other nations, such as their Latest Great Idea Since Lebensraum: the forced relocation of the so-called “refugees” – considering that the majority of Germans are so brainwashed that not only they elect politicians who – having decided to illegally let in people who are not even refuges – breach their own (and international) law in order to implement their far-left ideas about preferential treatment… Read more »
David says that his own feeling is that the statistics ‘underestimate inwards migration’. No, really? You mean the figures cannot be trusted? Well, I think most already know how useless such information really is. And, as another poster (or two) says here, when exactly were the people consulted about this enormously important question? Well, they were not asked because they are too stupid to understand and would be taken in by racist demagogues. Leave it to the experts. This will all end in tears. If Ireland becomes too poor, or chaotic or even dangerous, our substantial East European visitors can… Read more »
Coming to a place near you. Unlimited immigration without integration will lead to divided communities, segregation and ghettos. The native populations as recorded in history will have to literally fight or die. Simply put it is an invasion that is taking place. There is little assimilation. Chaos is here and will expand and accelerate. The native populations are too soft , collectively subdued by government handouts, and thus now losing their independence. As of old, they will be taken over and overwhelmed by barbaric, energetic self reliant peoples. Or they will fight!! https://michaelsavage.com/?p=19806 ”This is why Trump got elected by… Read more »
To be, or not to be–that is the question ; Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to ASSIMILATE Or to … originate / control accordingly : Usury Private Central Banking Insurance Letters of Credit SWIFT Money Transfer System Petro-Dollars International Narcotics ; Opium flooding upon China ; And, doing so into the now through proxy CIA of USA, & others International Prostitution International Slavery ; Of Irish, & Africans International Arms Trade ; Lawful & Unlawful Diamond Trade Fur Trade Oil Market ; e.g. The 7 Sisters, & their present incantation London Stock Exchange Wall Street Stock Exchange Casinos Liquor… Read more »
I’m going to ask you a simple rhetorical question Dathi; Don’t you think at best it’s lazy to talk about migration and not mention emigration; http://www.thejournal.ie/graduates-emigrating-figures-3620617-Sep2017/ Ireland’s brain drain. 15% year on year increase in the number of graduates voting with their feet. All the smartest people are voting with their feet IS WHAT TELLS YOU ABOUT SHITHOLE LAND. All the immigrants coming here tells you not a jot about Ireland but about Nigeria, Poland, Eritrea etc. etc. etc. Here is a simple observation. The Carpathia was the ship that picked up many of the titanic survivors. It was a… Read more »
Well, I remember the CSO projections, and I thought to myself – this is a David Drumm moment. In other words, I would like to ask the CSO – “did you pick that figure out of your ar$e ? “. For the second time this century Official Ireland produced a projection of “glorious permanent prosperity, forever”. We benefited from a lot of very productive immigration in certain sectors. But we are also becomming a magnet for the worst kind of immigration. And as an example I present Simon Coveney latest PR stunt to look good in ?Brussels, and further his… Read more »
´´This is not only a function of property prices but also the fact that within the M50, local residents have been extraordinarily successful in objecting to any new developments, often with the support of a local TD. This means that within the M50 – where development should be taking place – there are wide open prairies where wild horses roam.´´
Where is the factual basis for this comment?
[ The implication of this is that Ireland will behave and feel more like a well-off state in the US such as Washington or Massachusetts than a European country such as Croatia or Austria. ] That is sales pitch, rather than a statement of accuracy. To get a clearer picture of where things are leading one needs to apply scrutiny to the policy framework, and the deliberate success of the media in avoiding any discussion. The current trend indicates that Ireland will feel and behave more like an indebted state, with enormous degrees of pretence, and something desperately missing in… Read more »
For those who were giving me a pitying look every time I said that I’m struggling to explain differences between main political parties in Ireland to people who have not lived in Ireland:
Throw in George Soros’s endorsement and you’ll end up with a Trinity so unholy that it would make a Lucifer blush.
@ Deco, U say ; “… Next up – Ireland’s first ISIS attack. Possibly at a spectator sport event, or some crowded city centre location like O’Connell Street, or Temple Bar. …” U are forecasting so that Ireland will suffer its first ISRAEL Secret Intelligence Service attack. ISIS on the ground are merely the mercenary army of Israel ; Israel are waging war on Libya, Iraq, Syria by proxy ; “By deception we shall wage War.” And, where is ur umbrage about : 1_ Mossad Chief Rafi Eiten having set up the Murder Triangle in North East of Ireland ;… Read more »
PARALLEL ATTITUDE & ARGUMENT BEING “FOSTERED” COVERTLY BY “U-KNOW-WHO” IN THEIR PUBLIC ENEMIES FOR TO JUSTIFY INVASION BY BOGUS ASYLUM & REFUGE SEEKERS INTO WESTERN EUROPE ?
Expected winner of Mexican election July 1 says –
“…mass immigration to the United States is a “human right” for all North Americans. …”
Netanyahoo Threatens Europe With Active Measures
More “Mass Migration”
U woke ?
BECAUSE — BECAUSE — BECAUSE
These are the like of the Micro-Enablers of the Influx
AND BECAUSE — AND BECAUSE — AND BECAUSE
Ewes all need a bit of a cheer up
Speaking of Unlimited Immigration into White Goyim Homelands
This Big-Fat Cat was in town the other day
“And, when the Cat is Away
The Mouse is out to Play …”
Here is a sample of the Mouse at Play ;
Ms. HILLARY — NO BORDERS / NO MORALS — CLINTON WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH THE LINK BELOW METHINKS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Why immigrants live in Navan not Stillorgan ? Because they wish to avoid being corrupted by the Irish abortionistas Very POSH Stillorgan > Dun Laoighaire is all for culling the lower classes & weaker sectors, u know. And, when the populace allow & campaign for, & celebrate, Child Snuff Productions, simply screaming with their deep throats at Trump is so passe ; It now requires a certain crudity ; Can we trust our women to be correct in doing so ?… Read more »
HEADING ; White Brits Will Soon be a Minority in UK’s Second Largest City SUB-HEADING ; 50,000 of Birmingham’s 1.2 million population cannot speak English Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com June 27, 2018, White Brits Will Soon be a Minority in UK’s Second Largest City ARTICLE ; A new report has found that white Brits will soon be a minority in the UK’s second largest city Birmingham and that a significant proportion of the population cannot speak English. By 2021, more than half of the city’s population will be from an ethnic minority, which is already the case for under-18’s,… Read more »
BBC presenters Ms. Emily Maitlis, &Ms. Kathy Newman, both reveal themselves as “just-wanting-to-stop-the-hurt” for the Illegal Immigrants into EU ;
Hmm … m !
I wonder why they so impassioned ?
They appear to be in accord with Ms. Barbara Spectre.
And, they inconsistently are NOT upset about the slaughter of Palestinians — babies & all — protesting against the Cement Roadstone Holdings, Ireland Wall enclosing them in Israel-Palestine.
Poland gets a notable mention in the link for this update below.
Eureka! Finnish Professor (it ain’t a joke – he really is a professor) gives a rational explanation as to why Poland’s World Cup performance (weakest team me thinks, them and Germany) was so s..t:
Was Nigeria’s (a country of almost 200 million people) all-black team a winning concept (not to mention that in the past, Poland did have a black striker in its national team – incidentally, born in Nigeria – it didn’t help them though)?
Why immigrants will seek to avoid nurses from P-0-S-H pseudo-intellectual rich-fuxxers 8-) Liberal-Socialist 8-) 8-) [ Fooling themselves & others ] Stillorgan > Dun Laoighaire / Dunleary ; Dun Laoighaire had massive vote in favor of Child Snuff Production in Irish State effectively with Quashing of 8th Amendment Referendum The ramifications for society extend even to all genuine parts of the body of adults in hospital ; Look at what they do across the pond ; “Yes, the country we love to hate ; But, never cease to imitate.” HEADING ; “If a nurse didn’t like you, you were a… Read more »
Looks like “Cashless Economy in Russia 2030” ; Maybe sooner ? By the way ; “Fitzpatrick Informer” — friend of Brendon O’Connell — is an important Blogger worth keeping an eye on for gems of info ; “Fitzpatrick Informer” is cynical about : Putin Trump Heading ; Dugin in 1997: Unleash “Afro-American Racists” on White America https://twitter.com/FitzInfo/status/1012164150947033088 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is Fitzpatrick’s latest 5 Tweets supported with evidence whenever ; Fitzpatrick Informer @FitzInfo MOST RECENT 1st 1_ Fitzpatrick Informer Retweeted Bug Smasher @RealBugSmasher 2h12 hours ago “Cashless Economy in Russia 2030” White paper prepared by researchers at elite Skolkovo School of… Read more »
I reckon truthist is father neil horan
?itok=MrW5Y-P- Welcome change from long-time dominance of our TV screens by : Merkel ; in photo as young teenager with May May ; In photo as young teenager with Merkel [ Soviet Spy & Non-German by egregore & Non-Russian by egregore ; Ref. Bee Em Dee ] ALL GERMAN ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED & STAGED SINCE WW 2 AT LEAST BUT THE UNSUSPECTING PART OF THE PUBLIC ARE SWAYED BY THE RESULTS TO FOLLOW THE WINNERS & FALSE OPPOSITION ACCORDINGLY Lesbian lovers ? …………………………………………… Mad-again [ Paddy Maddigan’s daughter ] ; Abortionista ; And, in the news over Mass currently Reg”i”na… Read more »
In 1986 the mean house price in Dublin was 22 times the basic rate of welfare for a single person. Today the ratio is 44 times.Post Brexit the figure will climb fast to 66,net result is a humiliated half a million adults today live with parents. Mickey mouse jobs are fine when you get two grand a month from the family welfare fund administered by our European arse licking political pygmies. Arise monsieur phil hogan.
I have an observation for you; The few heavyweight commentators left think the central point made by articles like this will lead to a disaster. Real heavy weights like Andrew G Mooney, rr6, Adelaide, etc don’t post here any more. Brogan and Adam rarely now. You won’t clean the lunatics off the blog.
Do you think your opines count for much professor?
HEADING ; Trade War Could Lead to Dollar Demise June 29, 2018 PREFACE ; Shayan Zarrin wrote Wednesday, “the BRIC nations are challenging the U.S. dollar. The alternative media is cheering this, but people do not understand the ramifications. The Bric nations’ proposed gold standard could cause the dollar to lose its value, which in turn, will cause the western economies to crash. Once the western world goes down, the world will be ripe for the New World Order led from Jerusalem.” Trump’s trade war may drive the EU into the arms of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and undermine the… Read more »
GENUINE REFUGEE SECTOR OF SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS TO EU HOPE, & PRAY, FOR THEIR MUCH LOVED ASSAD & THE BRAVE SYRIAN NATION IN SYRIA, AGAINST “THE CHRIST-MOCKING JERKS” ISIS MERCENARY ARMY & THEIR CREATORS “THE CHRIST-MOCKING JERKS” ISIS ; Yes, the very same ISIS that set up The Murder Triangle in North East of Ireland, & were deeply involved in the South ; Ref. Rafi Eiten [ Mossad Chief ].. ROBERT FISK IS N-O-T TO BE TRUSTED AS A FAIR JOURNALIST This article is more proof. Again he alludes to : “the Assad family” “Assad’s Regime” etc. Anyway, ALL Journalists are… Read more »
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AVOID BEING FOOLED THAT ERDOGAN & THE DEEP STATE OF TURKEY ARE MUSLIMS
Monday, 25 June 2018
RIGGED TURKISH ELECTION
It does not matter where you live. You will still get your bank account frozen.
Doing some minor reflection with inclusion of Tony Brogan’s highlight that Hugo Salinas Price reveals USA trade-war against China, & Russia, & Iran, … & now Europe, will hasten the end of the USA Dollar as the Commodity-Currency / Petro-Currency. Although, for USA to close itself off — in a certain way by buying local as much as possible — would actually be a very good thing for USA if it done properly : revitalisation of national self-respect audit of the state of the nation “sincere” draining of the swamp ; BUT, IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN UNLESS … USA goes… Read more »
DUMB, & DUMBER, IF THEY WISH TO PRESERVE THEIR DUMBNESS, SHOULD NOT READ ANY FURTHER OF THIS POST … STARTING FROM “NOW” ! ! ! . EXTRACT ; The scary thing about this New World Order Economic System is that it is inevitably going to Digitize all assets around the World and put them on this Blockchain. ……………………………………………….. Very interesting article in the link below ; ………………………………………………. I too wanted to state in immediately previous post that I believe that the Trade War is also a calculated device by The Dreadful Few for to kill the USA Dollar as being… Read more »
TRUMP IS A DIRECT AGENT FOR THE ROTHSCHILDS ! AND, HERE IS THE PROOF ; HEADING ; North Korea Forced To Open Its Doors To Rothschilds June 30, 2018 Sean Adl-Tabatabai North Korea opens its doors to Rothschilds INTRO ; Kim Jong-un has agreed to allow North Korea to open its doors to the Rothschild Central Banking System. Following June’s historic summit between the U.S. and Pyongyang, North Korea was told that it must disarm its nuclear weapons and allow the Rothschild-controlled Big Banks to operate in the country. EXCERPT ; This leads to the inside story of the summit… Read more »
It is not just “the in-house” one, BUT ALSO ur Taoiseach, & ur Minister for Foreign Affairs, & ur Commissioner[s], & ur MEPs, & ur high-ranking Irish State Civil SERPENTS & ur high-ranking EU Civil SERPENTS, & Irish EU Journalists, & so-called Opposition based in Irish State, ENEMIES OF THE TRUTH whom u need to be wise to ; Thank u again to our good colleague Goldbug on this blog for bringing this ominous development to our notice some weeks ago. Henry Makow ?@HenryMakow TWEET ; Dark forces within EU quietly planning to pass laws to permanently censor the Internet… Read more »
Get them young and you get them for ever.
I thought that this blog was about economics but it is mostly about social science. Here is an economic matter with grave, huge, social implications. Will we have representative democracy and representative republics or shall we lose all vestiges of democracy. Once we have a universal digital currency controlled by a world central bank we are screwed. Our host will likely ignore this too!!!?? Where is the public deliberation and democratic decision of such a momentous issue? Of course since this is modern central banking, there is to be none, and thus there is no democracy. ”Where is the mainstream… Read more »
You mention Belturbet, Co.Cavan having 25% non-irish background. A town destroyed by apartment blocks and housing units having to be sold for 10k each. Most of the local irish kids are being moved to rural schools miles from the town.
As for Longford town which was once a thriving county town. Now people go elsewhere to shop as they don’t feel safe due to the huge numbers of asylum seekers being housed in the town. If this is the future for Ireland then its nothing to celebrate.
Guys it’s nothing to do with immigrants vs. indigenous people – although that’s a very useful red herring which a lot of you on here seem to have naively swallowed. What it’s really about is the elites, the rich at the top, the 1% (or whatever you want to call them) milking every one else for as much money as possible and, when they have enough money (although they never have enough) enjoying as much power and control (the ultimate buzz) over those that they have milked. It’s always been about that, since around Neolithic times, when farming began and… Read more »
David where can I find the raw data?? “Given that more children will be born this year in Nigeria than in the whole of Europe,”
Your article made me suddenly realize that I am writing a thesis on gate.io. After reading your article, I have a different way of thinking, thank you. However, I still have some doubts, can you help me? Thanks.