part 1 of 2 on TV3 last night
An excellent, but heart-breaking account of the plight of elderly Irish (1950s/60s emigrants) living in poverty and isolation in England.
Available for viewing here: The Forgotten Irish - TV3
One of the saddest documentaries I have watched in a long time.
Many of these people are now in their 70s or 80s, in poor health, isolated from their families back here. Some would love to return home and spend their final days here. We surely owe it to them to make that possible.
Emigrant Journey, National Journey
by Bernard Canavan (interviewed in documentary)