Leading Irish tenor Paul Byrom target of anti-Irish abuse in New York

January 8, 2012

  Irish tenor Paul Byrom has spoken out about how he has experienced anti-Irish abuse since he moved to New York in December 2010. The abuse became so severe that he alerted the NYPD.

A former member of Celtic Thunder, the Dubliner told the Evening Herald that he and his girlfriend, Dominique Coulter, have been forced to contact police officials over the xenophobic attack in which he was told to “go back to Ireland and leave jobs for native Americans.

After landing a solo record deal, the talented musician relocated to the U.S. but has since been the target of hate mail.

“It’s been going on for a couple of months now and the messages have been really nasty. When I came here originally, I was getting loads of fan mail and always always try to reply to them individually. But I was getting these really nasty letters being sent to my PO box in America from this one guy in particular, as well as his sister. They seem to have some sort of vendetta against myself and Dominique,” he told the Evening Herald.

Published Saturday, January 7,|
 2012By  ANTOINETTE KELLY,  IrishCentral.com Staff Writer    http://www.irishcentral.com/

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