Time abroad could end up as permanent emigration

“The Central Statistics Office (CSO) migration estimates published in September showed, for the first time in 15 years, more people leaving Ireland than moving here as a result of rising unemployment. But one question the statistics did not answer was: where did the estimated 18,400 Irish people who emigrated in the year to the end of April 2009 go to pursue job opportunities and a new life? …” (more)

[Jamie Smyth, Irish Times, 29 December]

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