Thursday, June 28, 2007

Ireland Elects Its First Black Mayor

Ireland Elects Its First Black Mayor

Rotimi Adebari, a Nigerian who arrived in Ireland seven years ago as an asylum-seeker, was elected unopposed to lead the council of Portlaoise, a bustling commuter town west of Dublin.

I never thought of Africans in Ireland. I knew they were in England and France, but never thought of them in Ireland. I wish him success in the political system. You learn something new everyday, and it does seem that Africans are indeed, everywhere.

1 comment:

african american political pundit said...

I come from Boston, there has been a history of conflict between Black and Irish communities. This was interesting news. When I have met people from Ireland I've found them to be generally very nice people. Great post.