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    Default New Minister for Emigration proposed by NYCI

    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:

    Appoint a Minister with responsibility for emigration policy and for responding to and connecting with the Irish abroad.
    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.

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    Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.
    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.

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    They do. Minister for Public Expenditure.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    They do. Minister for Public Expenditure.
    That wouldn't be for this particular issue, though, going by its mission statement:

    To serve the country, its people and the Government by delivering
    well-managed and well-targeted public spending, delivered through
    modernised, effective and accountable public services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    That wouldn't be for this particular issue, though, going by its mission statement:
    I was being satirical in that Howlin is driving people away.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    We've enough Ministers. No need for any more.

    If anything we should be reducing their numbers, not increasing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    I was being satirical in that Howlin is driving people away.
    I'm unclear as to what he actually does as minister, and his department's website doesn't throw much light on the question, so good to know his job involves something.

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    If they are at it we need a pensions minister because nobody seems to be doing anything other than producing reports at the moment (a new justice minister might be in order too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    I was being satirical in that Howlin is driving people away.
    Do the emigrants get to vote for the party which provides the minister. Not a xxxxxxxxxx chance.
    Last edited by Dearghoul; 22nd May 2013 at 01:22 AM. Reason: insufficient rancour

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    Also suggested:

    Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.
    Not a chance. No effort should be made to encourage more to emigrate. If people want to leave let them do it out of their own pockets. This is a utterly daft suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Not a chance. No effort should be made to encourage more to emigrate.
    And yet the desire is there.

    Not much point having all those unemployed sitting at home in Ireland instead of possibly working abroad.

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