Friday, June 29, 2007

Ireland's first black mayor

Congratulations Rotimi Adebari who was recently elected mayor of the town of Portlaoise, becoming the first black mayor in the Republic of Ireland. The Nigerian-born mayor arrive in Eire seven years ago after seeking asylum. The Irish broadcaster RTE adds that Mr Adebari has a Masters degree in Intercultural Studies from Dublin City University and works with the local authority in Co[unty] Laois co-ordinating an integration projects for immigrants.

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