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Would you emigrate???

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  • 29-08-2009 12:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭


    Any time I read a newspaper these days I just feel like a lot of the articles on almost every page are like reasons or incentives to leave grey, wet, cold, windy Ireland for the next 50 years or so..... Stories of crime, corruption, backwardness and practically third-world standards in so many key areas with no sign whatsoever of any improvement in the decades to come :(

    I'm personally am not in a position to leave unfortunately - or at least things haven't gotten bad enough yet that I feel I really have to get out regardless of other situational factors.

    Its increasingly common to hear people say that they would happily leave this place if only there was somewhere to go, which is a fair point. But what other considerations would worry you?

    - I'd be interested to hear from any of you that have considered it, are going or have gone!!!


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,865 ✭✭✭✭MagicMarker


    In a heartbeat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭Neamhshuntasach


    Yeah.

    Going to Guatemala after Christmas and i've plans to either live there or Colombia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,978 ✭✭✭445279.ie


    not in a position financially, but when I win the lotto .................. I'm outa here :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,567 ✭✭✭✭Biggins


    Wife and I intend to. Canada or New Zealand being the most likey at the mo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,068 ✭✭✭✭My name is URL


    I wouldn't. Ireland's not that bad

    I wish everyone that gives out about it constantly would just fcuk right off to Australia and bring the negativity with them though


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 735 ✭✭✭BlueSpiral


    Yes.

    I'd love to go back to India for about a year, and I'd like to end up living in New Zealand or New York/Wisconsin.

    Edit: I do enjoy living in Ireland, the people, the craic and the obvious good standard of living. Disliking my country is not one of the reasons on my list for moving away, far from it. I'd like to move away to these places because I love the lifestyles, atmosphere and range of opportunity.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,434 ✭✭✭✭El Guapo!


    I wouldn't even have to think twice. I'd be gone tomorrow if I could!!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I would consider it. All I have to lose here is my family (though that's a rather big thing in fairness).


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I'd love to......


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,193 ✭✭✭Turd Ferguson


    If I had the monies I would absolutely gtfo of here


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,187 ✭✭✭✭IvySlayer


    I wish all the negatives would leave - now. Go to the airport, just go. If you think Ireland is that bad, you have no reason to be here. Go away. We don't want you, nothing is stopping you. Money reasons? Bull****. Ryanair does cheap flights all over Europe.

    Ireland is one of the best in the world. Ireland didn't invent crime, if you bother to look at any crime figures, Ireland is quite low in the world.

    Corruption? Every country has them. Luckily we don't go to war for monetary reason. Again, you'll find we're not a major player for a corrupt leader.

    Third world standards? Have you walked down the ****ing street lately? Are you posting on a PC with a modem or carving it with a rock? Believe it or not although our health system is not perfect, it is one of the best on the planet. If you get knocked down, you will get an ambulance, treatment.

    Lose your job? Don't worry you'll receive financial assistance? Have kids? You'll get some money for that too. The weather? Not the countries fault. Would you like monsoons? Hurricanes? Live in a desert? Antartica?

    Go on, leave, I won't miss you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,401 ✭✭✭✭Supercell


    I am, saving every spare penny, well the ones that dont get drank that is!
    Off to China next June (or earlier if i get made redundant), little wet cold inward looking Ireland no more.

    Have a weather station?, why not join the Ireland Weather Network - http://irelandweather.eu/



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,925 ✭✭✭Otis Driftwood


    If I had a decent job to go to I would.

    Not because of anything to do with this country,just for the life experience.

    Anyway,the more people that emigrate the better.

    More emmigration = less on social welfare,less people looking for jobs etc.

    Im quite content to wait and pick up the pieces.*



    *May contain slight sarcasm.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 46,938 ✭✭✭✭Nodin


    Raiser wrote: »
    Would you emigrate???

    Too old now (at 40) to get into a lot of places. Nor any idea of what the fuck I'd do there. Besides, its a worldwide recession.


    (Funny enough, I'm listening to a song called "World of Shit" at the mo, which title sort of sums it up....)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,421 ✭✭✭major bill


    had a chance to go america didnt take it prob should have but hey everything happens for a reason!!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,534 ✭✭✭SV


    Nodin wrote: »

    (Funny enough, I'm listening to a song called "World of Shit" at the mo, which title sort of sums it up....)


    I'm listening to one called 'Freeloader'
    Much suited to dole people :P



    I'd gladly emigrate but I cba looking for a job in a different country when I have one here.
    You call it laziness, I call it security. :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 399 ✭✭barakus


    Every time I go on holiday I spend the next month afterwards thinking about emigrating:)


    So yeah. But only because of the weather.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 32,865 ✭✭✭✭MagicMarker


    IvySlayer wrote: »
    I wish all the negatives would leave - now. Go to the airport, just go. If you think Ireland is that bad, you have no reason to be here. Go away. We don't want you, nothing is stopping you. Money reasons? Bull****. Ryanair does cheap flights all over Europe.

    Ireland is one of the best in the world. Ireland didn't invent crime, if you bother to look at any crime figures, Ireland is quite low in the world.

    Corruption? Every country has them. Luckily we don't go to war for monetary reason. Again, you'll find we're not a major player for a corrupt leader.

    Third world standards? Have you walked down the ****ing street lately? Are you posting on a PC with a modem or carving it with a rock? Believe it or not although our health system is not perfect, it is one of the best on the planet. If you get knocked down, you will get an ambulance, treatment.

    Lose your job? Don't worry you'll receive financial assistance? Have kids? You'll get some money for that too. The weather? Not the countries fault. Would you like monsoons? Hurricanes? Live in a desert? Antartica?

    Go on, leave, I won't miss you.
    Ireland isn't bad, but there are other countries that are just much better.

    Oh, and lol at the part in bold. Because emigration is as easy as a cheap flight. :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,379 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    Did, haven't looked back. More for personal reasons, though.

    It's not that Ireland is bad or not, but most of the problems mentioned in the OPs post are common elsewhere. For me, it's the idea that Ireland so idyllic that there is something wrong with people who want to leave, a la the following....
    I wouldn't. Ireland's not that bad

    I wish everyone that gives out about it constantly would just fcuk right off to Australia and bring the negativity with them though

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 742 ✭✭✭garbanzo


    I did emigrate for around four years back in the late '80's early '90's. Came back though and - despite all the shi1te of the last couple of years - I'm still glad I came home.

    Lots of things really boil my piss about living in Ireland but I honestly don't believe anywhere is run in a perfect manner. Grass is always greener etc.

    These things pass.:o


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 267 ✭✭esharknz


    Considering it in the next 5 years. I've got a NZ passport so that makes things easier for Aus/NZ


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭Neamhshuntasach


    IvySlayer wrote: »
    I wish all the negatives would leave - now. Go to the airport, just go. If you think Ireland is that bad, you have no reason to be here. Go away. We don't want you, nothing is stopping you. Money reasons? Bull****. Ryanair does cheap flights all over Europe.

    Ireland is one of the best in the world. Ireland didn't invent crime, if you bother to look at any crime figures, Ireland is quite low in the world.

    Corruption? Every country has them. Luckily we don't go to war for monetary reason. Again, you'll find we're not a major player for a corrupt leader.

    Third world standards? Have you walked down the ****ing street lately? Are you posting on a PC with a modem or carving it with a rock? Believe it or not although our health system is not perfect, it is one of the best on the planet. If you get knocked down, you will get an ambulance, treatment.

    Lose your job? Don't worry you'll receive financial assistance? Have kids? You'll get some money for that too. The weather? Not the countries fault. Would you like monsoons? Hurricanes? Live in a desert? Antartica?

    Go on, leave, I won't miss you.

    Why do you assume people leaving is to do with the above? I know i'm not leaving for any of them. I just want a change of fúckin scenery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,213 ✭✭✭Mrmoe


    I definitely will soon, it's good to broaden ones horizons, to see how things are done differently elsewhere, it's a big world out there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,929 ✭✭✭Raiser


    Why do you assume people leaving is to do with the above? I know i'm not leaving for any of them. I just want a change of fúckin scenery.

    I'll give you €500 if you can find some crafty way of abducting IvySlayer and bringing him with you :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭DamoDLK


    Ireland isn't that bad!?! just moved to oz myself couple of months ago. But irrespective of how things are at home. Its still home and its missed. :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,068 ✭✭✭✭My name is URL


    Ikky Poo2 wrote: »
    Did, haven't looked back. More for personal reasons, though.

    It's not that Ireland is bad or not, but most of the problems mentioned in the OPs post are common elsewhere. For me, it's the idea that Ireland so idyllic that there is something wrong with people who want to leave, a la the following....

    I never said Ireland was idyllic..

    you're saying that the only reason you left was because of people thinking there was something wrong with people leaving? okay :pac:

    It doesn't bother me at all if people leave, more power to them

    What irks me is people lambasting the country for reasons such as high crime rates and corruption, and saying they'd like to leave for those reasons but never actually going anywhere.

    I lived in the US for 2 years, so I'm not against people broadening their horizons. But don't flame the nation because you're stuck in a rut.. get up and do something about it


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,187 ✭✭✭✭IvySlayer


    Ireland isn't bad, but there are other countries that are just much better.

    Oh, and lol at the part in bold. Because emigration is as easy as a cheap flight. :rolleyes:

    Well, in Europe it is :p


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 370 ✭✭mega man


    I would emigrate if I had qualifications but I don't. I've done the hole emigrate thing but it sucks. you can only do basic jobs and the opportunites arent that great.
    But if I had a degree...NO PROBLEM!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,191 ✭✭✭✭Latchy


    I have lived in uk for many years now and despite the high cost of everything in Ireland , crime , weather etc , will always have emotional ties to the place .The ideal situation for me would be to have a place of my own in Ireland in a quite suburban village or Town .It's not always the option for many but understandable under present economic climate how people want to leave .People have being leaving for decades and longer so it's not a new phenomenon.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭Neamhshuntasach


    Raiser wrote: »
    I'll give you €500 if you can find some crafty way of abducting IvySlayer and bringing him with you :D

    I'll do it for free and drop him in zona 1 in Guatemala city.


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