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Irish migrants in Britain at risk of greater health and social problems

18 October, 2017 - by Francie Molloy


Francie Molloy MP has described as 'important' the publication of research outlining greater rates of poverty, discrimination, and mental and physical health problems among the Irish migrant community in Britain.

Speaking from London following an event discussing ‘Health and Identity of Irish in Britain’ organised by Irish in Britain, the Mid Ulster MP said:

“This research showing greater rates of child poverty, depression and other mental health difficulties is a hugely important contribution to the discussions surrounding the Irish community in Britain.

“Second generation Irish migrants in Britain suffer disproportionately from severe health and social issues which affect them hugely in areas such as life chances, employment, and quality of life.

“I commend the academics involved and the Irish in Britain group for encouraging this important discussion.”

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