Friday 28 October 2016

Editorial: Racists must be brought to justice

The racist graffiti
The racist graffiti

The racist attack on a family home is nothing short of an outrage.

Those responsible for what happened in Clondalkin are ranked lower than cowards and deserve the full repercussions of the law following their sinister abuse and vandalism.

Great credit is due to the mother who wants to continue to send her two children to the same schools despite this week’s events.

While the family are currently separated and in hiding following the latest attack on their house, they should receive every support necessary from the State to ensure they can continue to reside in the west Dublin area where they call home.

Most worrying is the fact that the Immigrant Council of Ireland point out that such racist attacks are not uncommon.

Perhaps the most worrying aspect is that it still continues in a country that has a well established history of our own emigrating to other countries in the hopes of better lives.

Why Joe is worth the money

WHEN it comes to the best in the business, the IRFU have secured that in the services of Joe Schmidt.

The development that he is to oversee the management of  the national rugby side until at least 2017 is a very positive one – and shows that the union mean business.

Following back-to-back Six Nation Championship success, it is a welcome boost for all associated with Irish rugby that the New Zealander will be staying with us for another two years.

In the meantime, the small matter of a World Cup competition is the main short-term focus for Joe, the squad and all Irish fans.

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