Labour campaign for emigrants goes on

Emmet Stagg of the Irish Labour party was continuing his campaign to get more support for elderly Irish emigrants in Britain last week.

On Wednesday, he renewed his call for the Irish Government emigrant elders the right to free travel in Ireland currently enjoyed by Irish-based elders.

He followed that up on Thursday with a call for the license fee to be increased by 5 euros a year to fund an RTE television service into Britain.

update 31 May

The Irish Labour Party passed a motion on emigrants at its annual Conference in Tralee at the weekend. The party website also has the text of Emmet Stagg’s speech to the conference.







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