Who says you can’t discuss it? We are discussing it. Some lads on here seem to think any opinion that disagrees with their opinion on a subject means “they can’t discuss it”. This is confusing debate with non-acceptance of an alternative point of view.
And Ireland’s emigrant history is in my opinion very relevant to this discussion. If anything it backs up what some of you are saying, in some ways - awful social problems as a result of emigration en masse. But I guess it doesn’t count to some people because all that’s really remembered is how great the Irish have done in America and elsewhere, so there’s a nice nostalgic glow about something that was in it’s early decades frought with terrible struggle and suffering