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Remember our economic exiles

Published 15/05/2011 | 05:00

Sir --I read with interest, indeed vested interest, Eilis O'Hanlon's article on the royal visit (Sunday Independent, May 8, 2011). I say vested interest because, to be sure, most, if not all, of us Irish on this side of the water will breathe a sigh of relief when Her Majesty returns to us safe and sound on British soil.

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From my own point of view, albeit somewhat deficient in letters and learning, the article was admirable in that it embodied a clear and explicit message which was conveyed agreeably, professionally and, dare I say, determinedly. The writer and reader can take heart from the results of the research portrayed, which, when viewed against the background of the extreme nature and intensity of the indoctrination process in Irish schools, may be regarded, to say the least, as encouraging.

Nonetheless I am exceedingly cross with Eilis O'Hanlon. She missed a golden opportunity to mention the economic exiles. That hapless section of humanity, deformed and discarded by Dublin; betrayed by psychopaths posing as patriots; and exploited, reviled and abused by London.

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