Tuesday 21 February 2017

Letters: 'Union' by name, but EU doesn't care about us

Published 13/02/2014 | 02:30

Brother Kevin, who has been taking care of the hungry for generations
Brother Kevin, who has been taking care of the hungry for generations

* I want to take my hat off to the troika, and our masters in Europe. That is what one does as a mark of respect at funerals, and yesterday as far as I am concerned, the last nail was driven into our coffin regarding our pride as a nation.

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The hammer blow came with the news that what was once the biggest soup kitchen during the famine has had to reopen its doors in Dublin.

In 1850 a river of broken spirits queued up outside its doors. Now, more than 150 years later, it is back in business – this despite the industrial revolution, the technological advances of the past two decades, and unprecedented wealth and prosperity in the EU.

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