Sunday 24 September 2017

Bubble trouble

• We are all suffering from the effects of the "housing bubble" but there is a "dependency bubble" looming which, if ignored, will be more devastating than anything we have experienced to date.

The reason for it is revealed in the recent figures given by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) which show that the number of people emigrating from Ireland over the last year has soared to 87,000.

Youth Work Ireland tells us that 150,000 young people have emigrated since 2008. The 20-35 age group of Irish society is being decimated. A total imbalance of our workforce and society is taking place before our eyes.

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