Friday 15 December 2017

The forgotten

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.

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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