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14 Oct 2011 Comments Off on PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT

Last week’s Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle could be interpreted as putting a positive spin on emigration. It presented the vast numbers of Irish people, and people of Irish descent, who reside abroad as a major resource, hitherto untapped in any systematic way, that could be deployed to help generate this country’s economic recovery. Many excellent ideas were advanced over the course of the weekend, and the slick presentation of the event and its celebrity heavy guest list conveyed an impression of up-and-at-’em adventurism in the ...