Sunday 23 July 2017

Potential must be restored

I AM one of the 100,000 people Joe Costello spoke of in the Dail on Thursday who left Ireland in the past two years.

Leaving to work abroad no longer carries the stigma as it may have in the 1980s and, indeed, it is often a positive experience. But it is still so damaging for the country.

The life I get to live here is not fulfilling my every hope and dream, or even financially lucrative, but what I do have here is a sense that one day my potential may be realised and that I can pursue a career worthy of the brilliant education I received in Ireland.

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