Friday 19 January 2018

Kenny is out of touch

Madam -- In Athlone last week, our Taoiseach showed how out of touch he is with many Irish families who are losing their children to emigration. When Mr Kenny said, "I'm not forcing anybody out, don't make a charge like that on me. They are leaving unfortunately, we are trying to rectify that situation," he refused to take any responsibility for the thousands of young people who have little choice but to leave their homes.

What exactly is the Government strategy to 'rectify the situation' of young adult emigration? How will they 'rectify the situation' for my two children currently in Australia? When they have to return home to more unemployment and to be treated like social outcasts if they can't find a job, what will Enda do for them?

Mr Kenny displayed hostility towards our less fortunate people, those who experience the devastation of unemployment and related poverty. He implied it is their fault. Get a job, he says. The majority of those who are unemployed would be more than happy to get a job if there were enough jobs available. And our Taoiseach, if he were in touch with the real world, would know that.

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