YOU MAY RECALL that yesterday TheJournal.ie published an exclusive investigation by reporter Sineád O’Carroll into a small number of Dublin taxis which have green lights attached to the top of their roof lights. Some of the drivers admitted to her that these were to indicate that the driver of the vehicle was an Irish national.
In the ensuing publicity around our story, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said that any sign on a taxi which might be intended to indicate that a driver is Irish is “inherently racist” and “inherently xenophobic”.
The reaction of one taxi driver – who, ironically enough, doesn’t have a green light on his vehicle – was spotted by TheJournal.ie reader Aislinn Mulreany this evening at the O’Connell Street rank in Dublin:
In case you didn’t quite catch that…