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  •  I have been involved in Irish archaeology (10+ / 0-)

    for nearly 40 years. When I first worked in Ireland in the 1970s, Ireland had just joined the EU. Many of the Irish students who worked with us had lived and worked abroad because there were not enough jobs in Ireland, even for people with college degrees.

    I started a new project in Ireland at the height of the Tiger economy in 2006. At that time, Ireland was full or workers from eastern Europe, especially Poland and the Baltic states. The woman who worked in the local fish and chip shop was Polish, and you cold get Polish groceries and beer in all the small supermarkets. Nearly all these workers have now gone home, and we are back to a situation where the Irish are also looking for work abroad.

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