Irish Examiner 24/04/2014Irish Examiner 24/04/2014

Jill Mc Mahon



VIDEO: Polish Embassy says ‘go raibh maith agaibh’ for decade of Irish kindness

The Polish Embassy in Ireland has extended a traditional thousand thank yous to the Irish people on behalf of the tens of thousands of Poles living here.

With Poland preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of accession to the European Union next month, workers at the embassy in Dublin have released a video thanking the people of Ireland for their hospitality and generous welcome.

The quirky gesture sees staff members speaking ‘as gaeilge’ as they poke fun at the ‘good weather’, ’healthy food’ and unusual sports on offer here.

As members of the EU, Polish workers — like other EU-nation citizens — enjoy free movement of labour which saw many move to the Emerald Isle in search of work during the Celtic Tiger.

According to 2011 census figures, more than 122,000 Poles are still living here — the largest ethnic minority in the country.

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