Monday 20 February 2017

Politicians know little of emigration

Published 15/02/2011 | 05:00

I live abroad but try to keep up with the Irish political situation as much as possible through newspapers, radio and chatting with my family on Skype.

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But the one question I have never heard anyone ask a politician of any stripe in Ireland is: How many members of their immediate family have had to emigrate due to the horrific collapse of the economy?

Maura Collins
Avellino, Italy

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