Archive for emigration

Students told they will have to emigrate

Posted in Life with tags , , on 16 March 2011 by Steve

“Many students will have to emigrate because of the bleak employment situation in Ireland, the chairman of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) admitted yesterday …” (more)

[Independent, 16 March]


Emigration rate of UCC graduates doubles

Posted in Life with tags , , on 23 February 2011 by Steve

“The rate of emigration among graduates of one of the country’s biggest colleges has almost doubled in two years, as one-in-eight picked up work overseas within nine months of finishing degrees at University College Cork …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 23 February]

Master graduates hope for better life in Oz

Posted in Life with tags , on 4 February 2011 by Steve

“She started college when her prospects never looked brighter and finished when they never looked worse …” (more)

[Kerrie Kennedy, Irish Examiner, 4 February]

‘When I went to college, I thought I could stay in Ireland. Not any more’

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“A steady stream of recent graduates looking for fresh opportunities abroad flocked to an education and career exhibition yesterday …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 22 January]

63% of graduates consider emigration

Posted in Life with tags , on 22 January 2011 by Steve

“Over 63% of recent graduates and industry professionals will consider emigrating in the current economic climate according to new research …” (more)

[Sarah Kirkwood, Inside Ireland, 21 January]

USI says political parties must ‘get serious’ about emigration

Posted in Life with tags , , on 20 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has this afternoon said that the country’s political parties must ‘get serious’ about the issue of student emigration …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 20 January]

USI: Hunt recommendations will cause ‘brain drain’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , , , on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has claimed this afternoon that the recommendations of the controversial Hunt Report will cause a ‘brain drain’ in Ireland …” (more)

[Cork Student News, 11 January]

Surge in demand for TEFL courses

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 28 December 2010 by Steve

“There has been a surge in demand for courses offering English-language teaching qualifications, with record numbers of people leaving Ireland to seek jobs in education abroad …” (more)

[Pamela Newenham, Irish Times, 28 December]

Young, qualified and emigrating

Posted in Life with tags , , on 26 October 2010 by Steve

“Four recently qualified nurses talk about their expectations in starting their nursing studies and their experiences of finding work. EMIGRATED: Zoe Lane, 24, Midleton, Co Cork: By the time I graduated last September, I had gone to a recruitment agency in Dublin and sat examinations for different hospitals in London …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 26 October]

A smart economy doesn’t export its talent

Posted in Life with tags , , , , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“The current unemployment crisis among people who have recently graduated means that emigration once again haunts the dreams of people across Ireland. As a nation we run the risk of being the victim of a brain drain …” (more)

[Deirdre Clune TD, 21 October]

Galway nurses forced to emigrate

Posted in Life with tags , , on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“Almost all of NUI Galway’s newly qualified nurses are being forced to emigrate to the UK this year, as there are no full-time positions available in the Irish nursing system. The full impact of the HSE’s recruitment embargo was revealed this week …” (more)

[Marie Madden, Galway Independent, 20 October]

Ireland recognised by US as major competitor for researchers

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 26 August 2010 by Steve

“The issue of emigration is highly topical, with the prospect of many Irish graduates leaving the country. Yet, for PhD students and researchers, leaving is often an integral part of becoming a professional and gaining experience …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 26 August]

Graduates emigrating reaches 15-year high

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 August 2010 by Steve

“The number of college graduates leaving the country has more than doubled within the space of four years. The number of educated emigrants from Ireland is now at a level last seen in 1995 …” (more)

[Claire Murphy, Herald, 25 August]

Brain drain: 100 graduates a week flee to find work

Posted in Life with tags , on 25 August 2010 by Steve

“The number of college graduates leaving the country for work has doubled to proportions last seen in the mid-1990s as student leaders accuse the Government of failing to stem a major brain drain …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 25 August]

A points race and a boat to England – it’s back to the ’80s

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 23 August 2010 by Steve

“At the weekend, a promotional email from Stena Line dropped in my inbox – and brought me right back to the 1980s, a feeling which only grew when I read the CAO statistics this morning. The email was offering cheap sailings for students taking the boat to go to college in the UK. The points announced this morning show why more and more Irish students will be choosing that option …” (more)

[Herald, 23 August]

Equipped to emigrate

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 August 2010 by Steve

“ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) advises that a degree is no longer enough, a post graduate qualification and some experience is now the minimum demanded by most international employers. According to Liz Hughes, Head of ACCA Ireland, ‘Emigration seems to have become a reality once again in Ireland. However it can be seen as a positive career enhancing and life positive move …'” (more)

[Irish Press Releases, 18 August]

Graduate emigration?

Posted in Life with tags , on 18 August 2010 by Steve

“Earlier this week I looked at the data, as much as there is, on graduate unemployment in Ireland, based on figures released for those who graduated in 2008. Also during this week we have been hearing quite a bit about graduate emigration …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 18 August]

Carol is bright, ambitious and leaving the country

Posted in Life with tags , on 17 August 2010 by Steve

“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 …” (more)

[Independent, 17 August]

Emigration from Ireland – Education is the key to all doors

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 18 March 2010 by Steve

“Ireland and Irishness, whatever that has become, were celebrated around the world yesterday. Often wistfully, sometimes with an indulgence that might make today’s challenges seem more difficult than they are. All of the St Patrick’s Day events, ironically irreligious for the celebration of a national saint’s feast day, held outside of Ireland have a common lineage. They are rooted in the dreams and lives of emigrants …” (more)

[Editorial, Irish Examiner, 18 March]

Time abroad could end up as permanent emigration

Posted in Life with tags on 29 December 2009 by Steve

“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]