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Food and fuel – 1925

The Brisbane Courier

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30th January, 1925

The Dublin correspondent of the ‘Daily Chronicle” states that reports fiom Donegal, Kerry, Galway, and Connemara disclose that thousands are suffering distress owing to a food and fuel famine due to torrential rain and floods during recent months. The conditions are likened to the potato famines in 1847 and 1879.

Several deaths have occurred, and outbreaks of fever are reported from more than one district. The potato crops have failed. The fact that the lrish have found little employment in England and Scotland during the last harvest adds to the distress. A relief fund has been opened, and the local Government is distributing coal and food.  The Free State Government has allocated £250,000 for relief works.

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