Western Australia Threatens to Deport Drunken Irish Troublemakers

Patrick Counihan, Irish Central, May 13, 2012

Australian police have ordered a crackdown on the drunken Irish workers causing chaos in the Western city of Perth.

Government officials have even threatened to deport the Irish after a series of violent incidents involving drunken revellers.

Newly arrived immigrants working in the Australian mining industry are being blamed for the antics during their down time.

One Perth bar has even considered banning all Irish customers after a wave of alcohol-fuelled violence and the destruction of property.

The Sunday Independent reports that local GAA clubs in Western Australia are being asked to get involved and educate young Irish immigrants and backpackers about their destructive behaviour.

Western Australian police told the paper that they want to get the message across to all Irish people in Perth that what has been happening was not acceptable and if it continues there would be consequences.

“It is clear that there are some significant differences in the policing of licensed premises in Australia to those in Ireland,” said Inspector Paul Steel.

“Young people have been warned that if they don’t abide by the law their visas will be investigated and they could face possible deportation.

St Finbarr’s GAA club has sent all its members an emailing stating that: “Perth police are extremely unhappy and appalled by the antisocial behaviour taking place all too often on the streets and in the pubs across Perth.

“Even rental agencies are not willing to rent properties to Irish people in Perth as they are getting destroyed during parties and being left in terrible conditions once vacated.

“Please spread the word to your fellow Irish, as this is affecting all of our reputations here, not only the people who are causing the trouble.”

A police spokesperson said: “This action is in response to reports of a disproportionate number of Irish involved in offences within these entertainment precincts.

“The Irish, however, are only one nationality in a number associated with the backpacker scene where further targeted activities are planned to increase awareness of local liquor licensing and criminal laws.”

Western Australia GAA president Robert O’Callaghan told the Independent: “Basically, some Irish officers based here, who have got friends in the Perth clubs, took it upon themselves to have a chat with the Irish football and hurling association just to let them know what was going on.

“The police are using the GAA as a platform to pass on the message to the wider community.”

Longford woman Bridget Kelly, who runs the Shed Bar in Perth, told Newstalk radio station that she didn’t want to see it get to the stage where the opportunities for the Irish would diminish because of a few.

“There is a lot of work for young Irish people and it would be dreadful to see the few causing the problem making it so difficult for others who wanted to emigrate to Australia,” she said.

“Mostly it’s all alcohol-fuelled violence and involves damage to property.

“A lot of the venues are just getting fed up with the damage to property, the violence, even fighting with each other, stuff that’s never happened before and that’s getting really, really bad.”

Kelly added: “I have spoken to police and they said 90 per cent of arrests made at the weekend involved Irish people.

“Their cells are just full every weekend and when they wake up from their comatose state they are very apologetic and just said, ‘I’m sorry, I never do that’, but it’s too late.”


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  • JackKrak

    At least now we know what it takes to get the government & police to leap into action.

    I guess as long as muslims limit their activities to bombings, beheadings, honor killings, arranged marriages & the like, the police will let them go on their way.

  • Hunter Morrow

    I bet they weren’t even White Irish people. Ireland has plenty of blacks and Pakis in it.

    It’d be like sending a barrio and a ghetto to Australia and when Demarquavious and Jose go on a rape and murder spree the Australian government would threaten to deport “Americans.”


  • loyalwhitebriton

    The City of Birmingham has a large Irish ‘community’, and their drunken antics are worse than the indigenous britons’ (and that’s saying something).

    Anyway, Australia also has a moslem population. I would be far more concerned about the ‘Jihadists in our midst’ than a bunch of drunken Irish. 

  • Johnny Reb

    Australians cracking down on drunks is literally the pot calling the kettle black.

    • Carney3

      Not literally.  That word is over-used as an emphatic way to say figuratively.  But good point otherwise.

  • Mahound

    I think the point is that this article could have been written about various African or Arab peoples too … but we will never see such statements publicly of course.

  • Irish is the second most common ethnic component of (real) Australians, a close second to English.  

    • Carney3

      Exactly – Canada, Australia, New Zealand are defined as nation states comprised of descendants of ethnic natives of the British Isles (and in Canada, also of francophone Europe).

  • IstvanIN

    Let us say for arguments sake that the Irish are notorious drunks and brawlers.  Even so within a generation or two they will become true Australians, from their accent to their love of the beach.  Now what are the chances Indians, Chinese, Arabs and especially Africans will ever become real Australians?  My goodness, the Abos have lived among the Australians for over two hundred years and haven’t assimilated.

  • Carney3

    Reputations are earned.  Alcoholism runs in my family.  We Irish are seen as drunk hooligans for a reason.  All I can say is that, (speaking generally as a group) unlike the American Indians, we have the genetic potential to be more, and in America and in the Ireland of the last 20 years we have been living up to it. 

  • Maybe these Irish guys should learn to praise Allah and Muhamed and shout “kill the infidel” all with a wink. And if anyone complains about their drunken behaviour they can then claim “Islamophobia” and have the Aussie government say “oops, sorry”.

  • KenelmDigby

    ‘Drunken Irish troublemakers’ built Australia.

  • TomIron361

    I remember reading a diary of a black slaveowner named William Johnson in the old south and he said he was shocked at the behavior of the Irish laborers at that time. But they weren’t deported then. They were dealt with “firmly” by the authorities. Firmly of course means killed if necessary when rioting. It was no big deal then, but now people are so stupid, they let everything get out of hand and can’t handle anything.

    • ageofknowledge

      Not to be confused with the Scotch-Irish. I have some early American history books that present the Scotch-Irish as a people that were invited and welcomed during times of war (because they were such good fighters) but afterwards “encouraged to take their leave.”


  • ageofknowledge

    We can use them in Los Angeles.

  • Paddy Wagon is aptly titled

    Whats with the Moslem comments? Theirs no moslems involved when I call the cops on drunken Irish rabble in Darwin at 2am! Allah was not present when I escorted 2 drunk Irish sparkies off my building site and almost fired the sub-contractor! The Irish are running amok! Backpacker hostels live in fear of Irish people. The damage is undescribable. Irish people living in Darwin for 4 years straight…still cant secure accommodation..cause landlords are mitigating their risk!!!Darwin thought it wrote the book on Chronic Alcohol Abuse…then the Irish came and freaked everyone out! The local courts are deporting out-of-control Irish back to their 14% unemployment rate! Google “irish arrests in australia” for a view on whats going down!