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Sinead Ryan


 

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There was predictable shock when 189 passengers arrived off a Ryanair plane from Bulgaria as seasonal workers for Keelings. (Stock image)

There was predictable shock when 189 passengers arrived off a Ryanair plane from Bulgaria as seasonal workers for Keelings. (Stock image)

There was predictable shock when 189 passengers arrived off a Ryanair plane from Bulgaria as seasonal workers for Keelings. (Stock image)

There was predictable shock when 189 passengers arrived off a Ryanair plane from Bulgaria as seasonal workers for Keelings.

They're essential apparently if we want fresh fruit and veg on our supermarket shelves, which I suppose we do. There's certainly enough of it flown in from Peru and South Africa, so local produce has to be welcome.

A whole lot of people were outraged (not just the ones who are permanently in that state) at foreigners being dispersed under polytunnels in north County Dublin for the next few weeks.