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Speaking Polish In Dublin


Soon after EU enlargement in 2004, footloose Poles began flooding to Ireland, particularly to Dublin, in search of jobs. Many settled there and have since become an important part of Dublin’s thriving Polish community, which has been almost entirely untouched by integration problems. Many Polish businesses are thriving, particularly in the hair salon industry. The Poles and the Irish get along. Now, Ireland worries not about how many Poles it has, but about keeping them happy.

Soon after EU enlargement in 2004, footloose Poles began flooding to Ireland, particularly to Dublin, in search of jobs. Many settled there and have since become an important part of Dublin’s thriving Polish community, which has been almost entirely untouched by integration problems. Many Polish businesses are thriving, particularly in the hair salon industry. The Poles and the Irish get along. Now, Ireland worries not about how many Poles it has, but about keeping them happy.

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