Saturday 3 December 2016

Home by the sea? It's enough to make you sick

Published 24/04/2016 | 02:30

Pretty as a picture: But one mother turned down a house with a sea view because her children might be seasick.
Pretty as a picture: But one mother turned down a house with a sea view because her children might be seasick.
Padraig Pearse: a 1916 satire

We have lots of scourges, epidemics and urgent crises in this country, but some are more urgent than others.

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We're constantly warned about the 'epidemic' of obesity, for example, as if being too fat for your own good was some mysterious miasma like malaria or dengue fever.

Homelessness, on the other hand, is something that concerns us all.

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