Wednesday February 26, 2020

We need to stop with this reverse snobbery

Sneering at people because of their background should never be acceptable

9th September, 2018
Eoghan Murphy grew up in leafy Dublin 4, a biographical detail which is currently being used to attack him Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

There is a peculiarity in Irish life that rears its head from time to time. It’s a reverse snobbery, whereby those of a perceived higher social class are disliked and disapproved of because they had the audacity to be born in a particular part of Dublin or went to a notable secondary school. This paralysing short-sightedness means somebody can be defined simply by what their voice sounds like.

Eoghan Murphy knows all about...

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