- Jun 9, 2007
The best and brightest are leaving, send-offs, or 'wakes', for friends are becoming increasingly common, and 120,000 are expected to leave in the coming year. This might or might not be 'regression to the mean' after the few years of immigration we just had, but it is an abject indictment of the utter squandering of the wealth that available, even if on the back of an unsustainable casino economy, under Bertie Ahern's dismal 'leadership'.
Well, at least Ahern's children, or the children of the nepotistic 'dynasties' that have helped f*** up this country, will be okay. As were their parents. And their grandparents.And there are risks, too, that Ireland’s best and brightest — the very people who could help turn things around — are leaving.
Edwina Shanahan, the marketing manager of Visafirst, a company that helps emigrants settle abroad, said there might be some truth to this. “A lot of the countries giving visas are quite choosy,” she said. “You need to be highly qualified and have recent job experience to get into Australia. They are getting the best among us.”