Brian Brennan: Carol is bright, ambitious and leaving the country
AT times deeply touching, at times infuriating, a debate about young people having to emigrate in search of work -- which is still going on in the letters-to-the-editor page of the Irish Independent -- has revealed extremely divided opinions about the recession and how people might deal with its effects.
The little controversy began with a letter from Carol Flannery of Mayo, who has a master of science degree. She wrote that, because she could not even find a work-experience post, never mind a paid job, she was preparing to emigrate.
"Like all graduates of my generation, I am stuck", she wrote. "Taoisigh, past and present, I lay the blame at your feet. You had a job to do, but you failed."