Monday 20 February 2017

Potential must be restored

Published 19/06/2010 | 05:00

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.

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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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