Launch of Youth Emigration Research – ‘Time to Go?’
What with the huge numbers of Irish people moving abroad for work these days, the National Youth Council of Ireland’s (NYCI) report ‘Time to Go?’ has suggested a new ministerial post to tackle that issue specifically:
Might not be a bad idea, considering how graduates are fleeing the country the moment they get their degrees to go to anywhere from the traditional job-refuge of the UK to TEFL-posts in Thailand or China. Anywhere but here, it seems.Appoint a Minister with responsibility for emigration policy and for responding to and connecting with the Irish abroad.
Considering the stories of young Irish arriving in Oz expecting it to be a land of milk and wages, and instead finding themselves pitifully ill-equipped to dealing with any place further than the edges of their village, some sort of official guidance may not be a bad idea.Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.