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Martin and Lynch ruined Ireland

IT was very interesting to see Micheal Martin posing next to the statue of Jack Lynch in Blackpool in Cork recently. They already have a list of similar achievements.

When Mr Lynch and Martin O'Donoghue sold the country to win the 1977 election, it resulted in bringing Ireland to its knees and to the verge of bankruptcy.

Hundreds of thousands of our young people were driven out of the country, there was massive unemployment and severe hardship was imposed on the weak, the poor, the sick and the old.

Mr Martin and his cronies brought Ireland to its knees and left it on the verge of bankruptcy. Once again, hundreds of thousands of our young people are having to flee the country, there is huge unemployment and severe hardship.

When Mr Lynch left office, his constituency, Cork North Central, was designated as a European poverty blackspot.

Mr Martin and his cronies have turned the whole country into a poverty blackspot and may yet do the same for the whole of Europe.

Denis Leahy
Cork

Irish Independent