Saturday 24 February 2018

Young, gifted, and with little choice but to leave

Irish workers are desperately looking for overseas visas to escape a country mired in recession, writes Alison O'Riordan

Alison O'Riordan

Be afraid, be very afraid: our young professionals are flooding abroad in a mass exodus

Ireland has jettisoned thousands of its best and brightest abroad, with 65,000 people having left Ireland already this year.

Each of us is familiar, directly or indirectly, with someone who has made a big burst for the plane to greener pastures.

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