I regret doing a software development degree. Might as well just burn the damm thing, a 2:1 with a little experience does not mean squat in Ireland, unless it's from Trinity. I feel like I've just wasted years of my life and nothing to show for it
Time to start a business and patent some process or idea. That or leave the country. I have had very negative experiences with graduate roles, people wasting my time with bull**** psychometric tests and other quackery. Whoever said the IT industry in Ireland is stable for graduates, is simply lying through their teeth.
I can barely afford to pay rent. Self employed people aren't entitled to welfare payments, so I might as well just pack my bags and move to London. Ireland is not a country I want to live in anymore. It's not the country I remember growing up in. Part time jobs at 16 where easier to get than now.