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Starvation still a relevant issue

FURTHER to John Dallat's letter (Write Back, May 14), I would respectfully ask that John looks at more recent issues than the Famine, like the Starvation Order that was drawn up and agreed on by the Irish government and Bishop McQuaid during the 'Emergency' in Ireland.

There is a woman residing in Northern Ireland today bearing the pain of that starvation as a child – rickets and all the abuse that could have been visited upon her person. That child is me.

Show concern. No one has ever given her an apology. She was somebody's daughter.


Newtownabbey, Co Antrim

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