Dublin-based Polish journalist Izabela Chudzicka said she predicts racist trouble in the country in the coming months.
I think there is a big problem with racism that will accelerate right now because of the job situation," said Izabela.
"A few years ago we talked about, 'Are the foreigners taking jobs from Irish people?' when there was no problem with it whatsoever. Imagine what will happen now when there is actually a problem with jobs."
"I had to straightaway get to know the culture, get to know the Irish what they are like," she said. "Now what I find, since 2004/2005 people started coming over, they lived with the Polish, worked with the Polish, bought the food in the Polish shop, got the satellite TV from Poland, they know nothing about this country".