Meanwhile, In Shankill


donovanThe New York Times on Ireland’s recovery:

But in the suburb of Shankill [Co Dublin] where John Donovan (above) , 55, lives, the economic hubbub is absent. Many of his neighbors are barely scraping by. He moved into his mother’s small cottage after his hardware supply business buckled during the crisis.

With his scant savings eroded, he shoots pigeons for food and grills them outdoors to reduce his gas and grocery bills. “I do that just to live,” he said.


Hardships Linger for a Mending Ireland (Liz Alderman, New York Times)

(Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT)

Thanks Brian

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