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Modern Ireland, Migration, Media

A ‘deplorable’ perspective


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Frank Cosgrove


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ISBN: 978-1-913275-20-4


Price:  € 12.50 plus P&P










About the Book:


The societal transformation that has been wrought in this country over the last twenty-five years has been nothing less than epic in scale. Not since the Great Famine of the 1840’s has such a change been witnessed. Today, in a strange and unsettling reprise of history, the Irish people stand by, like powerless spectators to an enormous social and demographic event, which has transformed their homeland and their society.

The Great Famine was followed by a deafening, prolonged and deathly silence. One hundred and fifteen years passed by before that silence was broken. And then, the voice that broke it was not an Irish voice, but that of Cecil Woodham-Smith, a British historian. How long will we stand transfixed, before we find the courage to look the transformation now taking place in the eye?

While the western world is convulsed by discourse, debate and discussion on the migration issue, we have averted our eyes. As the elephant in the room rampages, we have allowed an authority, who has taken upon itself the roll of arbiter of good and evil, to decree that immigration is a subject that cannot be discussed.

The time has come to confront a difficult reality. We need to have an honest, robust and inclusive debate about immigration. We need to decide if the present levels of inward migration are excessive and if they are, to take the necessary steps to control them. We must reject the attempt by a politically correct elite, to enforce a new tyranny of guilt.



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About the Author:


Frank Cosgrove is a retired geological technician.

‘While working I was active in the Trade Union movement as a shop-steward and a Trades Council member and engaged in numerous worker related campaigns. After retirement I did a diploma course in journalism with a view to writing this book. For the last thirty years I had kept a scrap-book of articles from newspapers as I observed, with growing alarm, the economic, cultural and social consequences of globalisation, on the Irish people. The catalyst that finally made me put pen to paper was the mass migration episode into Germany in 2015, with its potentially grave consequences for European workers, identity, the welfare state and social cohesion.’

Frank Cosgrove, 2020.


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