Irish emigrants returning after Christmas

Jan 03, 2013, 02:25 PM

Close to 90,000 persons left Ireland in the year to April 2012, leading some to comment that Ireland is experiencing near Famine levels of emigration. It is estimated that some 200 emigrants per day are leaving these shores and for those who made it home for Christmas, the past few days saw many of our emigrants return to their lives overseas. I (@oconnellbrian) spent time this week in both Shannon and Cork Airports and talked in particular to the families who accompanied their departing loved ones to these airports and he joins us now from Cork. Broadcast originally on Today With Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1.