This morning I read in my newspaper that visitors to Ireland so far this year reached a record high and that, even taking immigration out of the equation, our population is growing faster than ever as more women in Ireland are giving birth to more and more babies. Don’t we need some control of those arriving in Ireland? Pretty soon our great culture will be swamped by all of those overweight north American and British people. We might lose our great Irish language and the distinctiveness of our leisure pursuits. And don’t even get me started on those pregnant women arriving at hospitals just about to give birth.
Figures released yesterday by the Central Statistics Office show some 100,000 more visitors arrived in Ireland between January and May 2007 than in the same period last year.
The number of births rose to 64,237, an increase of 3,195 on 2005.
These teeming hordes must be stopped or we’ll have nothing but wailing babies and Germans sharing glasses of Harp pretty soon. Sure what’s a few Romani on a roundabout then eh?