Milking our economy dry and sending the money home. At least the Irish who immigrate to foreign shores spend within theat county and most of them stlle for life. Look at America, Austrailia etc.
Oh come on, Irish people did send money home. I know with my family, most went to work in the UK and sent most of their wages home. Yes some will stay and create a future in these countries and the same will happen here too. - My friend is married to a Polish man, his family live here also and have no plans to move back home.
The poles have done nothing to support the economy here in Ireland.
So why is the economy feeling the effects from the ones who have gone home....houses not being rented....consumer buying down....etc. and yes its not all down to people leaving the country, but it is part of it. While here, they bought food, petrol,clothes, rented houses, used banks, paid taxes etc etc.... its a cycle..... they helped build this country in the boom times whether you like it or not - helped to line the pockets of the greedy Irish who took advantage of some ( and I know about this from first hand experience - I have dealt with so many people who were treated badly by employers - so its not a lie as was said in a previous post)
and they want their language to be recognised as third language
Most Irish don't even give a **** about their own language....how many can speak it?