Hazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel ChuHazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel Chu
Hazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel Chu

Dublin’s first ethnic-Chinese mayor on racism, her parents’ work ethic, and teaching poor children in China

  • Hazel Chu’s parents emigrated from Hong Kong to Ireland in the 1970s and she was born in Dublin, where she worked in her mother’s restaurant
  • Chu, a Green Party councillor since 2019, is the first ethnic Chinese mayor of a major European capital city and the first woman of colour to be Dublin mayor

Topic |   Ireland
Hazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel ChuHazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel Chu
Hazel Chu, the first ethnically Chinese Lord Mayor of Dublin, takes a lot of inspiration from the work ethic of her Hong Kong immigrant parents, and is determined her daughter won’t face the same racism she has growing up in Ireland and lately in politics. Photo: courtesy of Hazel Chu
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