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This morning.

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show 44 per cent of Eastern European immigrants were vaccinated up to September 10 compared to upwards of 92 per cent of the adult Irish population.

These countries comprise Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia

Via The Irish Times:

One source involved in contact tracing said there had been more and more eastern European names appearing on contact sheets of people who became infected with Covid-19 in recent months, and they were a part of the population that appeared more susceptible to infection and transmission as a result of vaccine hesitancy.

“It is mainly eastern Europeans. These people are not getting vaccinated in their own countries so they are not going to get vaccinated over here,” the source said.

“They are maybe not listening to Irish news. They are more tuned into what is happening in their own countries. They are probably not aware that it is their compatriots who are ending up hospitals.”


…The vaccine uptake rates of British nationals in the Republic was 79 per cent, and 70 per cent among 18 to 24-year-olds.

Vaccination rates of foreign nationals from other European countries were also lower than the overall average.

Low vaccine uptake among Central and Eastern European communities – CSO (Irish Times)

Migrants and pregnant women to be targeted in new HSE vaccination campaign (irish Times)


90311671(At the citizenship Ceremony at the National Convention Centre in August)

They come here, etc.,etc.

But what do they think of us?

From Banter:

The New Dubliners will look at the city through the eyes of those who’ve moved here to make the city their home by talking a group of new Dubliners about their experience of living in the city: the good and the bad, the stuff that keeps them here and the things which make them pine for home, the ins and outs of making a home here.


Featuring Wissame Cherfi (film-maker), Monika Sapielak (Centre for Creative Practice), Hassan Lemtouni (cafe owner) and Minhee Won (financial data research specialist).

THIS Wednesday November 27 at the Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1 from 8pm.

The new Dubliners Debate (Banter)

Admission is FREE (but you may sign up here).

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)