Taxi drivers are in the news quite a bit lately and are getting a bit of bad press, and that’s just the pasty white Irish guys. A former RTE Prime time investigation showed one in seven taxi drivers has a previous criminal conviction.
Former RTE presenter, Fianna Fail Senator Paschal Mooney, landed himself in hot water today with remarks that could be construed as racist, during a debate on new taxi regulations. His remarks against foreign taxi drivers are all the more bizarre considering he has been a leading campaigner for the undocumented Irish in the United States. Who are ehh foreign. Paschal has only ever been elected to the Seanad, he couldn’t even get elected to his native Leitrim County council a few years ago, garnering just over 300 votes.
A harmless sort of Politician this is all he will be remembered for….
The remark that will hang around his neck…..I wont get into to a cab if its an obvious non national….. He followed that up by saying…….. that’s nothing got to do with their skin colour…. Mmmm Ok