Wednesday 20 September 2017

Letters: Families on breadline are pawns paying for errors of others

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has a lot more today
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has a lot more today

It's not too often that I'll be stuck for words, but this is exactly what happened to me a few days ago while out delivering mail of a political nature.

A similar incident happened to me in 2011 during the presidential election when I knocked on a door and after assuming there was nobody at home, I was about to turn to walk away when the door opened and a woman with tearful eyes greeted me.

On asking her 'was there something wrong? she did not reply but thrust her hand with a piece of paper in it towards me. On reading it, I felt utterly helpless, as it was a letter from the bank threatening repossession of her home.

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