We are asking too much of our younger generation in this fight

Comment: If we continue to burden young people with guilt-laden restrictions, we will foment deep resentment

25th October, 2020
We are asking too much of our younger generation in this fight
Many of Ireland’s young people have displayed great magnanimity and accept this cessation of their youth

Ninety-four years ago, Yeats started his poem Sailing to Byzantium with the words: “That is no country for old men”. If he was around today he could have started it with the words: “That is no country for young people.”

Since the arrival of the pandemic on our shores, the interests of children and young people have been given insufficient attention by policymakers. In the past eight months, we have introduced...

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