A new strategy to increase the number of international students coming to Ireland has been launched by the Government.
The aim is to increase international students in higher education by 50%, or 12,000, and in English language schools by 25% over the next five years.
RT News: Govt wants 50% rise in international students
New figures released yesterday show that more than 65,000 people left the country in the year to April. Although this was only slightly more than in the previous year, the breakdown by nationality was very different. Most notable was a 50 per cent surge in the number of Irish people departing
These two stories in today's media suggest Ireland may become a very different place in years to come as Irish people are forced to emmigrate while the government encourages foreign students to fill the gap.
Many will welcome this trend as a boost to "multi-culturalism". Others will take a very different view.