Tuesday 6 December 2016

The forgotten

Published 02/02/2012 | 11:37

I'm currently in my Leaving Certificate year, studying hard to achieve good grades in the 2012 exams. But I, like many other young people, am going to have to accept that I have become one of the "forgotten" ones.

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As my parents earn slightly too much money, I won't be entitled to a grant for college, and as there are no proper student loan facilities in Ireland, I have to face a fact that is hard for me to accept: I possibly won't be going to college next year.

I can try all I want to seek employment (yeah right!) or maybe, in the long run, I can emigrate. But in the meantime, I'm just going to sit at home and remember that the youth in this country no longer matter.

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