Travel restrictions and isolation

 

Sir, – The current travel restrictions fail to recognise the geographical reality of our island’s economy. The gross expansion of Dublin, at the expense of all other regions, has made migration to the capital for work essential.

Raising the allowed travel bubble from 5km to 20km does little for those whose family and social existences rely on weekend trips “down home” to the family home to families who, especially for young people, are not necessarily elderly nor vulnerable.

The isolation felt by these economic migrants in the capital is suffocating. Yours, etc,

VICKI McAVINUE,

Dublin 7 and

Knockboy,

Waterford.