'Today Tonight' looks at the brain drain being caused by the emigration of young Irish graduates in this report from 1 November 1989.
'Today Tonight' looks at the brain drain being caused by the emigration of young Irish graduates in this report from 1 November 1989. Presenter John Bowman says that the dream of full employment has eluded all Irish governments and Ireland's young Europeans are heading to continental Europe in search of the jobs and pay they can't get at home.
Fergus Ó Raghallaigh's report on the issue includes footage of a student protest at UCD about education and emigration. It was organised to coincide with Taoiseach Charles Haughey's visit to the Belfield campus to lay a foundation stone for student residences on 29 May 1989. The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) had organised the protest of about 100 students, who came from different colleges. But UCD graduate Haughey tells the media he participated in better demonstrations when he was a student, "and we're all lucky we're not in China".