Published 28/11/2011 | 05:00
•Having read Vincent J Lavery's letter on November 24, I could not agree more with his opinion on the state of the nation.
I also left the country when I was 20 and am now 60. Apart from the odd holiday I wonder if I could return now.
Having also read about the pensions that Cowen, Ahern and McCreevy receive my blood boils. What a disgrace.