Monday 5 December 2016

Exit strategy

Published 23/01/2012 | 05:00

I was absolutely appalled at Minister Michael Noonan's comments during the week about emigration among young people.

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I graduated in November 2009 with a master's degree in broadcasting. Lecturers and media professionals I worked with throughout the year warned me of the bleak employment prospects, so I took the initiative and emigrated to the Middle East, where I worked as a teacher until December 2011.

While all but two of my graduating class had employment, I sought a job in Qatar where I could work rather than become a drain on the Irish social welfare system.

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