Thursday 23 November 2017

Colette Browne: The fabric of society is being torn apart as our young leave in droves

Like tens of thousands of households, Sunday night in my parents' house is Skype night – when they chat to my brother and his family, who are living in the United States.

Having married, had a daughter and recently obtaining US citizenship since he moved, it is unlikely my brother will ever return to live in Ireland. His life now is elsewhere.

For my parents, this means that they have to watch their only grandchild grow up via a computer screen, missing important milestones in her life.

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