The Irish Times: Opinion: Emigrants who want to return home don’t register in the election

Christopher Kissane: In over 600 pages of manifesto ideas and commitments, emigration is only mentioned a small number of times, generally in the most generic terms

With hundreds of thousands of people having left the country since the last election, and recent OECD figures showing that one-in-six Irish people now lives outside of Ireland, one would expect emigration to figure heavily in the political parties’ policy proposals for the current campaign.

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