Well for some reason I’m the first result in Google for “Mary O Rourke comment” so I better put something here for the two people that visited from Google.
Suzy has covered it here as has Fiona.
Update: Richard Develan gives good coverage and I actually thought it a non-issue until his coverage of the media handling of it by Fianna FÃ¡il and the lack of backbone by the media to call her out on it:
Orla then reads out another text from a listener that makes comparisons to the way Paddies and Micks were treated in the UK and elsewhere. The listener says that she’s black and she’s offended by O’Rourke’s remarks.
Asked for her response, O’Rourke says: “Good for her. Sheâ€™s got clearly her asylum…or her papers. I wish all asylum seekers could work here.”
Oh my god. In fact this needs more punctuation: Oh. My. God.