FR. EAMONN CASEY. director of Britain's Catholic Housing Aid Association, last Saturday appealed to the Irish Government and the Irish Church to step up their aid to emigrants who leave for Britain.
The Church, he said, "is the only body in Ireland that has done anything constructive about emigration. It has supported the advisory bureaux at home and it sends chaplains to work in England with the nurses. the labourers, the caterers and anywhere the Irish are concentrated."
But its efforts had fallen far short of its "obligatory commitment" because only a few had helped. "Dublin and Kerry dioceses in particular. There are many more people in the Church that shoula be conscious of the needs of emigrants."