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Trotting out myths on immigration

SO, Robert Sullivan, (Letters, February 1) believes that Irish people are leaving our shores, while non-nationals are still arriving. He uses his own eyes and ears as a measure, tested against his memory of last year's experiences with shop assistants and hotel service etc.

I don't believe his 'analysis' (sic) does anything for the debate and his opinion is untestable as he has reached his own conclusions, while not trusting other sources.

However, I am thankful that he didn't agree with one of the other mantras surrounding the immigration/emigration argument -- that we export our brightest and best, while importing troublesome and malignant members of other societies and cultures.

Such hypocrisy is popular today and the absurdity of these ideas needs to be highlighted.

Kevin Cassidy
Springfield, Tallaght, dublin

Irish Independent