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Comment #1633828 by Edmond J. Hickey

Edmond J. Hickey Sep 27th 2013, 7:31 AM #

My two daughters emigrated to Australia last year – it took me quite a long time to persuade them it was for the best. I am very glad to report that I was right. They are both happy and enjoying life – they are appreciated in their employment, paid well and free from the exploitation they were subjected to here.
Best part is that I now have a valid reason to exit this country on a regular basis.
With Skype, Viber, Tango, FaceTime etc, I probably speak far more often to my girls than if they lived here.

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Big study finds 1 in 4 rural households have had someone emigrate

Big study finds 1 in 4 rural households have had someone emigrate

New research into Irish emigration has found clear evidence of a ‘brain drain’ with highly educated people choosing to move abroad to find work.


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    Sep 27th 2013, 11:55 AM

    Edmond, fair play to your girls for taking the chance. And you’re right, with every access we have to skype etc the quality time spent with your girls is probably higher than if they’d stayed here and struggled in this economy. I wish them, and you well.


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