The Lithuanian Children Right’s Ombundsman, Rimante Salasevicuite recently visited Ireland after complaints were received that Lithuanian immigrant children in Irish schools were being forbidden to speak their native language even to their peers and siblings. There were also reports of Lithuanian children being beaten by Irish bigots. Many Lithuanian parents fear complaining due to their status as guests in a foreign land.
We can expect more such stories as societies like Ireland which never had to handle immigrants now must confront the nature of multiculturalism. It was one thing to hate the Protestant English, but now Irish people must learn not to hate foreigners. It is estimated at least 300,000 Polish immigrants are doing the dirty work that the suddenly wealthy irish society does not wish to handle.
Baltic Times, June 7, 2007, “Lithuanian Children Discriminated Against In Ireland”