Changing attitudes to multiculturalism in the Republic?

Well, not necessarily. But UTV has a story drawn from a poll in today’s Sunday Tribune. Whilst 80% of people in the Republic agreed with the statement: “It’s good that children in Ireland today are growing up in a multicultural society”, eight out of ten want restrictions. And: “30 per cent of those surveyed say they would not want their son or daughter to marry a non-national while almost half said they would reconsider buying a house in an area where non-nationals were living”.

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