eartbroken locals collected almost 1,000 signatures to halt the transfer of their local shop manager to another store.
Muhammad Sajjad (34) who moved to Ireland from Pakistan in 2004 worked at the Centra store in East Wall in Dublin for more than a decade before he was transferred.
“The people signed the petition because I love them and they love me,” Muhammad told Independent.ie.
“I was very surprised and delighted when I heard about the petition. I’m black and Pakistani but the community don’t see me for my colour or my country. I love them and they love me so they wanted me back.