”If you’re uncomfortable with my story, then you should ask yourself why”…
These were the words of Holly Hayes, who yesterday evening took to Facebook to vent her anger and open the public’s eyes to how systemic racism still exists in Ireland.
Holly was born, educated, and lived her whole life in Ireland.
Ireland is her home, just as much as it is for anyone else who is born, educated, and living here.
Holly’s touching story recounts the difficulties she faced in Dublin and how similar incidents happened when she arrived in Gorey, Wexford.
The Gorey woman’s story comes in light of the recent and tragic George Floyd case in America, which has inspired a Black Lives Matter movement across the world.
Two Black Lives Matter movements are due to be held in Gorey and Wexford town respectively on June 8th. The protests have came in for some criticism online and from the public not due to the message, but due to its timing amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.