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Flying the flag for multicultural Ireland

Metro Eireann is a freesheet devoted to promoting multiculturalism, and it is still hanging tough in a difficult market, writes Rob Brown

6th November, 2011
Chinedu Onyejelem, publisher of Metro Eireann: 'The percentage of media employees from ethnic minorities is close to zero'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

For a few brief hours in Dublin's Liberty Hall, it was possible to imagine that multicultural harmony reigns across this Republic, and the Irish media does much to foster it. But it is easy to get carried away at a jolly ceremony, where gongs are being conferred on the tiny minority of reporters and programme-makers who go against the grain of general coverage.

While he was delighted to commemorate contributions to interracial understanding, the man...

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