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    75% of Irish jobless considering emigration

    By Noreen Bowden | September 30, 2010

    Just a snippet on Newstalk today: 75% of the jobless in Ireland are considering emigration, according to a Grafton Recruitment study. The survey also found that European destinations are the top potential pick, then Australia and then Canada. This is, of course, a change from earlier decades, in which the UK and the US would have loomed much larger.

    I wonder about the implications of this more dispersed diaspora for Irish individuals and communities abroad – will people be more vulnerable away from more established communities? Or has the makeup of our emigrant population changed so much that this is less of an issue?

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