African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.
Christiane Taubira, femme politique française, actuelle ministre de la Justice, garde des Sceaux. Christiane Taubira a donné son nom à la loi française votée le 10 mai 2001, qui reconnaît comme crime contre l’humanité la traite négrière transatlantique et l’esclavage qui en a résulté.