We walked them to the station in the rain…

In the 12 months to April 2012 87,000 people left Ireland. Ten years earlier the corresponding  figure was 25,000.

The dark days of the 1950s and 80s are back, albeit with Skype this time.

Londonlovesbusiness.com covered the exodus today, with a contribution from yours truly.

A London-linked aside – wonder how many will end up as Kilburn barmen this time round?

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