Yet more nonsense from the Labour leader. Here he publicly snubbed the anniversary dinner of the Hibernian Society in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia is the most Irish state south of the mason dixon line. The society was founded 200 years ago by Irish Protestants to help newly arrived Irish immigrants both Catholic and Protestant. The 'segregation' bit was a bit much. I thought Gilmore was supposed to be building relations as foreign minister not snubbing people.
'He said: “Count me out - I’m not doing it. I don’t believe in segregation either on a gender basis or on any other basis.”
Savannah has one of the biggest Irish populations in the American southeast and holds the second largest St Patrick’s Day parade in the US with over 500,000 people attending the event every year.
Gilmore added: “It is not a case of me not wanting to go to Savannah but there is no point in bringing me to Savannah if one of the major parts of the programme is going to be a men-only event.”
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Irish deputy leader snubs Savannah St Patrick