Red-eye rovers

A growing number of Irish people are commuting to and from Britain every week in order to keep their jobs

5th June, 2010

It is 5am on a Monday and Mike McLoughlin’s alarm goes off. For the next five and a half hours, he will operate on autopilot, negotiating the plane trip, train journey and underground train ride that will get him to his desk to start a 40-hour week.

He is one of a growing number of Irish professionals who pack their bags on a Sunday night for a week’s work in Britain, and return...

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