Support group started for devastated parents of Irish emigrants
“Mothers and fathers can experience a profound sense of loss “
An Irishman has started an organization to help parents who are experiencing a deep sense of loss after their children have left Ireland to find a better life abroad.
“While there is a great focus now on those young people who are leaving, the challenges faced by the parents, the ones who are left behind, are not being addressed,” stated Pat O’Neill, the founder of the organization.
“Mothers and fathers can experience such a profound sense of loss when their child moves away, but often, they are not given the opportunity to express that.”
With waves of young Irish people leaving their families and communities, Pat O’Neill decided to start what he reportedly calls “a social network.”
“The young people who are going abroad these days are very effective networkers,” O’Neill told the Irish Times.
“They have GAA clubs and Irish societies where they can get to know people in the same situation as themselves, or through Internet sites like Facebook. Parents aren’t as well connected in that way.”
That was the impetus he needed to reach out to those left behind, those left mourning the fact that their children were forced to leave their homes just to earn a living.
Though the group is taking its fledgling steps, O’Neill want to make sure parents are aware of all the ways and means that parents can stay in touch with their kids in foreign countries.
To learn more about the group, contact email@example.com.
15 - 87 | See all comments
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- A Magdalene Laundry US adoptee who holds...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Baby dies in horror birth at Belfast hospital...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
- Families as well as Catholic Church and governm
- Bill O’Reilly slams Nelson Mandela as an...
If they stop baking wedding cakes for everyone to prevent them from baking a cake for even one gay couple, it's an action still motivated by bigotry aOffensive NFL sign outside restaurant just a symptom of a larger problem
@thetint Well you see Native Americans were already consulted on this issue (many years ago) and have okayed the use of "Redskins," "ClOffensive NFL sign outside restaurant just a symptom of a larger problem
If the Native Americans object to the word 'Redskins' then they should be listened to and engaged with.The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-praised economic recovery
what recovery? am on just under 10k a year, if i was once rich like o'donovan, and i had a gun i'd be shooting something more than pigeons, they're ar