July 01, 2007
Asylum seeker turned Irish mayor

Ireland is really changing. And I have just come across this news article that covered a story about a Nigerian asylum seeker who came to Ireland 7 years ago, who worked really hard with multi-cultural integration in the community of Portlaoise, is now the first Irish black mayor there.

Rotimi Adebari, who was elected Mayor of Portlaoise Town Council, received a standing ovation amid scenes of celebration. He declared: "This is not just a country of a thousand welcomes, but a country of a thousand equal opportunities."

It's really great to hear minorities taking so much interests in showing awareness, and the Irish acceptance of ethnic communities.

Posted by whykay at July 01, 2007 12:13 PM