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New Minister for Emigration proposed by NYCI


Little_Korean

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Launch of Youth Emigration Research – ‘Time to Go?’

What with the huge numbers of Irish people moving abroad for work these days, the National Youth Council of Ireland’s (NYCI) report ‘Time to Go?’ has suggested a new ministerial post to tackle that issue specifically:

Appoint a Minister with responsibility for emigration policy and for responding to and connecting with the Irish abroad.
Might not be a bad idea, considering how graduates are fleeing the country the moment they get their degrees to go to anywhere from the traditional job-refuge of the UK to TEFL-posts in Thailand or China. Anywhere but here, it seems.

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Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.
Considering the stories of young Irish arriving in Oz expecting it to be a land of milk and wages, and instead finding themselves pitifully ill-equipped to dealing with any place further than the edges of their village, some sort of official guidance may not be a bad idea.
 


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They do. Minister for Public Expenditure.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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We've enough Ministers. No need for any more.

If anything we should be reducing their numbers, not increasing them.
 

Little_Korean

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I was being satirical in that Howlin is driving people away.
I'm unclear as to what he actually does as minister, and his department's website doesn't throw much light on the question, so good to know his job involves something.
 

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Also suggested:

Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.
Not a chance. No effort should be made to encourage more to emigrate. If people want to leave let them do it out of their own pockets. This is a utterly daft suggestion.
 

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Not a chance. No effort should be made to encourage more to emigrate.
And yet the desire is there.

Not much point having all those unemployed sitting at home in Ireland instead of possibly working abroad.
 

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It is a sound idea to connect Irish people around the world and it could be also used to make people who are working in companies abroad to mention Ireland if FDI is on the table.

This is how it works, the Irish embassy in a foreign Country will invite local companies to a reception in the Embassy to consider the low tax/English speaking assets of Ireland if they are considering their options in Europe. All embassies do this but we seem to be pretty good considering other small Countries in Europe.

Any assistance to direct companies to the local Irish Embassy would really help create jobs here.We should use all and every asset available.
 

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Fund an existing agency that operates in the Republic of Ireland to provide assistance to prospective emigrants intending to emigrate.
Launch of Youth Emigration Research

Why not use the funds from the property tax? If we could just find someone called Trevelyan to run the new agency, we would have almost completely returned to the good old days of the famine and the assisted emigration scheme.

They would only have to look in the history books to figure out how to set up and run the agency saving them a lot of time and thus enabling them to expedite the exodus of the Irish from their homes.
 

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And yet the desire is there.

Not much point having all those unemployed sitting at home in Ireland instead of possibly working abroad.
Why would we effectively pay people to emigrate? If other countries want to benefit from our people then let them stump up the costs, not us.
 

Little_Korean

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Why would we effectively pay people to emigrate? If other countries want to benefit from our people then let them stump up the costs, not us.
You wouldn't be paying people to leave. You'd be setting up services to accomodate people as they left and when/if they returned, when they might have problems fitting into the country they may not have lived in for years.

Wherever people should be leaving for work is a moot question. People already are, the crowds at the numerous Working Abroad Expos show others are seriously considering it, and we should not be so naive as to think that wishing that the problem did not exist was the same as doing something about it.
 

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I'd rather the money was spent on immigrants, at least they will be contributing to the economy and society. We don't need another minister, department or quango.
 

Goa Tse

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How about a Minister for Suicide while they're at it. S/he could be a Junior Minister at the Dept of Health, or maybe even Public Expenditure.

I think the current crop of ministers are doing a good enough job of getting people to emigrate as it is. It's the only thing they show any aptitude for, aside from pension collecting, nepotism, fixing the occasional pothole and going to people's granny's funerals to shake hands.
 

LamportsEdge

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The Minister for Finance in Ireland always has the brief as Minister for Youth Emigration. It is part of government fiscal policy to export a surplus of young people. It is a small island and it suits the retarded social conservatives in other areas of policy to see the continuance of that policy.
 

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So taxpayers living and working in Ireland should fund an agency and Minister providing services to Irish people paying taxes in a different jurisdiction?

No thanks.
 

goosebump

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It's the only thing they show any aptitude for, aside from pension collecting, nepotism, fixing the occasional pothole and going to people's granny's funerals to shake hands.
They wouldn't do these things if people didn't vote for them because they do.
 

Sister Mercedes

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How about a Minister for Immigration first?

A coherent policy on Immigration would be a pleasant change from the chaos we currently enjoy.
 

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