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Emigrants in this brain drain face a tougher choice than in the 1980s

Ian O'Doherty


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Crime wave: New York, once a popular destination for Irish emigrants, is no longer as appealing. Photo by Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Crime wave: New York, once a popular destination for Irish emigrants, is no longer as appealing. Photo by Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Crime wave: New York, once a popular destination for Irish emigrants, is no longer as appealing. Photo by Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

We all have our weird little obsessions or, if you wanted to be high falutin’ about it, our insights. As some readers may be aware, there’s a part of me that’s convinced we’re just repeating the 1980s.

I’ve written previously about the resurgence of ’80s-themed TV shows like Stranger Things, and the popularity of previously forgotten acts from that decade who are now making a good living playing on the heritage circuit. Many of them are bands who made their name back then, retired into obscurity for a few decades and now find themselves playing festivals to larger crowds than they enjoyed during their first flush of fame.


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