Tuesday 6 December 2016

I've just had enough and I'm leaving this country

Eamonn Blaney is emigrating, not by choice but by necessity, because of the economic mess we're in

Published 29/05/2011 | 05:00

DRINKING WITH THE LOCALS: Barack and Michelle Obama downing a pint of the black stuff with the US
president's Irish cousins at Ollie Hayes's bar in his ancestral village of Moneygall, Co Offaly
DRINKING WITH THE LOCALS: Barack and Michelle Obama downing a pint of the black stuff with the US president's Irish cousins at Ollie Hayes's bar in his ancestral village of Moneygall, Co Offaly

MANY times in my youth, while arguing with my late father Neil T Blaney about ineffectual government, he always maintained, much to my confusion at the time, that every government is truly representative of the society and the electorate which put them there.

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That being the case, maybe it's time for each of us to take a long, hard look at ourselves and ask what contribution we have made? What will we do differently and what personal commitment will we make towards building Ireland Version 2.0?

There is nothing that can overrule the will of the people, if they go to the trouble of making it known. The problem as I see it is that most of the people in this country simply want to leave it to somebody else to solve their problems.

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