A new opinion poll shows that almost a quarter of people aged 30–39 say they are likely to emigrate over the next five years.
25% of respondents also said they have considered putting off having a baby due to their financial situation.
The finding is contained in wide-ranging survey of people in their 30s, carried out for the Irish Independent, Evening Herald, and Today FM. Behaviour and Attitudes questioned 1,000 adults in an online poll last month.
The second part of the poll, being released today, focuses on economic issues.
Just under 25% of those in their 30s claim they are either "very likely" or "fairly likely" to emigrate over the next five years.
One in four say they've considered putting off having a baby because of their financial situation, rising to a third in Dublin.
The poll shows 84% of those surveyed expect to own their own house or apartment.
Irish Banks are least trusted by the group, followed by the Government and the Media, with hospital doctors the most trusted.
And Irish radio stations, not websites, are the number one source for information and news for those in their 30s.