Topic of the thread question - if you have not read the OP.
........Are We Finally A Modern Multicultural Nation?
Your above post on some coffee-group in Nashville isn't on-topic.
It begs the question of whether it's a good thing, what it means, and whether the words 'finally' and 'modern' are justified in the context - but if we are keeping it strictly under the terms of the OP, then I think Ireland is a modern nation but not a multicultural one. We seem immune to some of the silliness you'd read about in the Netherlands, Britain, etc. and part of it is because the Irish consider culture something to be defended in a way that the British and Dutch don't, something we share with anyone else who has felt under threat.
If we can open our doors (a bit) to immigration while assimilating our newcomers properly we will have succeeded where others have failed. Then we'll 'finally' be a 'modern' nation.
Tim, do you have any idea why posters, who are so vociferously against Multiculturalism and what implementing multicultural initiatives would actually entail,
can't actually explain what it is ?
You could get involved but you decide not to. Why is that? Do you suffer from low self-esteem and feel that you have nothing to offer to the debate?
Is that why you refuse to even attempt to answer the following question?
Is Ireland a Modern Multicultural Nation?