Kerry woman, Úna-Minh Caomhánach has launched an online campaign to help educate the nation on the diverse nature of Irish society today.
#WeAreIrish aims to help people realise that being Irish applies to more than just those with fair skin.
Úna has been a victim of racial abuse in the past and in February she took to Twitter to share some of the comments she receives on a daily basis.
I drew this because this has happened to me again and again.— Úna-Minh (is my first name) Caomhánach ✨ (@unakavanagh) February 25, 2017
These are real comments and racial slurs from very real people. pic.twitter.com/uoGPkjcGDa
Úna, who was adopted as a baby from Vietnam in 1991, is a gaeilgeoir with an Irish passport and an Irish birth cert.
So this question on the census form really bothered me when I answered it. pic.twitter.com/ugehJQgIpb— Úna-Minh (is my first name) Caomhánach ✨ (@unakavanagh) April 19, 2017
Earlier today she spoke to Radio Kerry where she made a plea to the Irish media to include diverse Irish people in their content.
“Whenever you see a person of colour in those ads, they’re alway presumed to be the tourist.
“Ireland isn’t just one race, I would love to see different types of people to be introduced to Irish television or soaps.”