Emigration is now at its highest point since modern records began in 1987. Around 240 people a day are leaving – or 10 people an hour, or one every six minutes.
The figures represent a setback for the Government, which tried to put the focus on the fact that the numbers at work had risen by more than 33,000 over the past year.
But the Central Statistics Office‘s migration figures show a total of 89,000 people left the country between April 2012 and April 2013.
That’s more than double the amount who left in 2006.
The Government admitted it was now at an “unacceptable level”, as the opposition claimed emigration was having a bigger effect on reducing the dole queues than government policy:
By Thómas Aengus O Cléirigh
There is no concern ,this is exactly what the puppet government full of Gombeen’s want ,
The young bright and smart are leaving in their droves helping to doctor the horrendous unemployment figures and this is also enabling the corrupt parish pump political system to continue. There is no job creation strategy in place 5 years after the financial meltdown .not one of the corrupt bankers are in Jail and the incompetent politicians who have destroyed our independence are now saying how sorry they are but they still collect their lottery pensions as hundreds have lost their homes and their life savings (I personally know 5 people who have taken their own lives) the X Ministers are long gone to plusher pastures and are living the high life as we the ordinary are saddled with the crippling debts of private banks and gamblers billionaires. Our social system is been dismantled as our old and infirm are turf’ed out and are delivered to the hands of Private health gangsters who continuously increase their charges for basic health cover . No wonder the smart are getting out !
- High business costs hindering job creation, says Isme chief (irishtimes.com)
- Record numbers as 40,000 young Irish emigrate to Australia (irishcentral.com)
- Large proportion of those returning to Ireland are young people whose working visas have expired (irishtimes.com)
- Someone emigrates from Ireland every 5 minutes.. (tangiblemusings.wordpress.com)
- Emigration accelerating – CSO (politics.ie)