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'Yes, I'm Irish': Mixed-race Irish people tell their stories of growing up in Ireland

The attitudes encountered have changed starkly over recent decades.

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‘WHEN YOU WENT into a room, people stared at you. People came up and touched your hair.’

This is just one experience of a mixed-race Irish person growing up in Ireland – Oona Colin, a seamstress from Cork – who we spoke to as part of TheJournal.ie’s ‘Yes, I’m Irish’ series.

The attitudes encountered have changed starkly over recent decades, but problems still remain.

We got their thoughts on the Ireland of today, comparing it with the one they grew up in.

Watch each interview in full here >

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