We need to stop with this reverse snobbery

We need to stop with this reverse snobbery
Eoghan Murphy grew up in leafy Dublin 4, a biographical detail which is currently being used to attack him Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Sneering at people because of their background should never be acceptable

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 it,...

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