Wednesday 7 December 2016

The poorest continue to suffer in our uneven society

Published 27/05/2014 | 02:30

Brother Kevin Crowley: heartfelt. Photo: Tony Gavin
Brother Kevin Crowley: heartfelt. Photo: Tony Gavin

* Brother Kevin Crowley's heartfelt letter (May 24) brings home to the Irish people the shameful reality of the lives of so many of our citizens. We have allowed our sensibilities to be dulled by the comfort of our own lives and colluded in the development of a society that clearly does not work equally to the advantage of all.

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What motivates us in all we do is the desire to be a cause in the world, to be a somebody, to have an impact, however minimal.

However, if we build a society where only the rich have a real stake in our way of life and where the creation of wealth is the most prized virtue, we establish an underclass who steadily lose hope of living other than at the margins of society.

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