No country for old men
Fifty years ago, I was one of many thousands who emigrated to the UK, and I have empathy with those 70,000 who departed this year.
A few years ago, we were at last able to retire back to Ireland. Now we contemplate returning to England, where my pension would go further and I could avail of the NHS, if only our house could be sold for anything like what was invested in it.
Staggering corruption, incompetence and greed among the financial and political elite has brought this country to its knees.