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My husband left me with four young children, cleared out our savings account and disappeared


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11.02.21

Read time: 6 mins

It's been 11 years since Alice Sommers' husband departed Ireland for unknown foreign lands leaving her with money struggles, damaged children, NAMA negotiations and the eventual loss of their family home.

2010 is something of a blur to me, my recall of events being fuzzy and disjointed. I remember my last conversation with my husband in July of that year, and how we had agreed to end our marriage. I remember how he had packed a small bag telling me he was going away on a work related trip. He would be in touch he said and would be back in two weeks and then we...

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