Kilmore ‘must be bet­ter than Eng­land’

De­cem­ber 1982

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

The re­ces­sion may still be wors­en­ing and unem­ploy­ment lev­els may still be ris­ing, but it ap­pears that for some at least, life in the south Wex­ford vil­lage of Kilmore is bet­ter than liv­ing in Eng­land.

Mr Tommy Howlin told last week’s meet­ing of the South Eastern Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion in Water­ford that so many English peo­ple have come to live in his vil­lage, that they now nearly out­num­ber the na­tives.

‘Bad and all as things are here,’ he said, ‘liv­ing here must be a bit eas­ier than liv­ing in Eng­land. I asked one woman would she not be bet­ter off on the dole in Eng­land. She replied that she would to pay £15 in rent there, while she only had to pay 75p here.’

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