Ireland

Irish emigration worse than 1980s

Families are sending remittance payments home, says one 26-year-old who emigrated to Australia. Kerry is the home of Gaelic football (GAA) and local businessman Jimmy Banbury runs one of five local teams in the Dingle Peninsula. He usually has no problem producing players sufficiently good to make the selection for the county senior team. But(…)

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Irish emigration worse than 1980s

Families are sending remittance payments home, says one 26-year-old who emigrated to Australia. Kerry is the home of Gaelic football (GAA) and local businessman Jimmy Banbury runs one of five local teams in the Dingle Peninsula. He usually has no problem producing players sufficiently good to make the selection for the county senior team. But(…)

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Northern Ireland water shortage hits thousands of households

*from the Guardian, by Henry McDonald. As tankers shuttled between distribution centres and thousands of people in Northern Ireland steeled themselves for another night without drinking water or flushing toilets, some in the 400-strong queue that snaked out of the Avoniel leisure centre in north Belfast were beginning to thirst for more than just water.(…)

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