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Promoting Irish Services Or Racism?
 
# 1 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 17:58
 
 
Several service companies in Ireland, including taxi companies and plumbers,have come under fire for advertising themselves as Irish Owned or Irish employed

When a product is made in Ireland its perfectly acceptable to put Made In Ireland on it to highlight the origin of it to consumers who wish to support Irish industry

So why is there a taboo about promoting Irish services ?
Do you think it is racist ?
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# 2 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 18:29
 
 
I don't think promoting as an Irish owned or irish employed is racist at all
But I no some taxi drivers do take it a bit far..
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# 3 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 18:50
 
 
Labeling an Irish company as "irish" I have no real problem with but would prefer them not to.
However I don't think they should state the nationality of the employees
The Taxi industry is particularly vile in the past and maybe still they dont allow non irish drivers into the union
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# 4 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 19:52
 
 
I believe under EC rules the country with the greatest value in the product can be deemed to be the country of origin!

A produce made in Ireland is a atatement of fact.......the company may employ people who are not ethnic Irish!

Racist......NO, I don't think so.
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# 5 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 20:01
 
 
I have no doubt that those taxis carrying a tricolour to show that the driver is Irish are racist. Why otherwise would they do this ?
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# 6 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 20:09
 
 
Someone said :
I have no doubt that those taxis carrying a tricolour to show that the driver is Irish are racist. Why otherwise would they do this ?

Why is an Irish flag racist? Irish people come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
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# 7 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 20:13
 
 
Someone said :

Why is an Irish flag racist? Irish people come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

Yeah but some drivers (like maybe the ones who put the flags on their cars) are pretty damned racist and equate foreign with black (probably Nigerian).
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# 8 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 20:20
 
 
I think sweeping generalisations cause more damage than advertising your company as Irish owned.
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# 9 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 20:27
 
 
Is it not the customers who are being racist if they choose an taxi company just because it is run with Irish drivers? Granted, the company is taking advantage of that racism but if it didn't matter to the customer base then the company wouldn't bother promoting it.
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# 10 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 21:21
 
 
Someone said :
I think sweeping generalisations cause more damage than advertising your company as Irish owned.

Well personally I said some. Also that's the general impression of those flags so if they have them they have to risk creating that perception of themselves.
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# 11 : Sunday 13-10-2013 @ 22:12
 
 
Funny, I always make sure that when I pick up a taxi that it's number is after de-regulation. It's a kind of "fuck you" to all those "Irish" taxi driver's who passed me by just because they had a captive market. On the plus side, they did my cardio a benefit
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# 12 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 00:27
 
 
Someone said :
Well personally I said some. Also that's the general impression of those flags so if they have them they have to risk creating that perception of themselves.

What?, do taxi's have the flag on the outside???
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# 13 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 00:30
 
 
Some do,they put me off,I don't want to share the same air as an IRA fuckwit.Not saying that they are,but not taking the chance either.
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# 14 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 09:38
 
 
Someone said :
Some do,they put me off,I don't want to share the same air as an IRA fuckwit.Not saying that they are,but not taking the chance either.

So the taxi drivers with Ireland flags are racists and terrorists?
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# 15 : Monday 14-10-2013 @ 10:34
 
 
Where does it end though?

I mean, what if an immigrant who had come here and had become an Irish citizen put a tricolour on their taxi? They're an Irish citizen now, and presumably has an Irish passport, so they are Irish for all intents and purposes, or are they? Just how Irish do you have to be in this situation?
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