Saturday 24 June 2017

Emigration still driven by the rural-urban divide

Albert Reynolds
Albert Reynolds
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

In summer 1977 as a 14-year-old I walked early out of a church in Tooreen, Co Mayo, to see the two local TDS - one Fianna Fáil and one Fine Gael - laughing and joking together during the election campaign, that was, until the crowd started to come out of the church.

They then separated and tore strips out of each other on their respective soap boxes.

That year, I was a polling clerk in Aghamore and Mayo elected six TDs to the Dáil - four Fianna Fáil and two Fine Gael.

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