Tuesday 24 January 2017

Breadline for many has hit a new low

Published 26/01/2011 | 10:04

Walking through Cork city, earlier this week, I fell into step and got speaking to a pleasant, elderly gentleman walking in the same direction as me.

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As I approached my parked car I wished him a good evening and proceeded to drive away. After pulling off and checking my rear-view mirror, I was dismayed to see the same respectable gentleman scavenge through a wheelie bin, pull out some bread packaging and proceed to consume the remnants of a sliced pan.

The breadline for many in this state has clearly reached a new low. This week as the individuals who were allegedly leading our country compete enthusiastically for the Fianna Fail party leadership role, I ponder the saying 'it's not about the destination, it's about the journey'.

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