Wednesday October 28, 2020

Ireland's extreme commuters

Working in London or Edinburgh by week, home in Ireland at weekends, there are growing numbers of Irish (mostly) men leaving the country every week, writes Peter Geoghegan.

9th December, 2012
Enda Delaney on Bray beach: 'You can rely on your wider family network to support you in a way that your friends just can't.' Photo: Maura Hickey

December is a busy month for London's bars and restaurants. This Wednesday, amid the rowdy office parties and festive drinkers thronging the English capital, an unlikely group will get together at the King's Arms in Islington for their annual Christmas lunch: the Kerry Commuters Club. The club's selection criteria might sound strict - almost all 25 members commute every week between London and the Kingdom - but numbers have grown rapidly in recent years.

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