Most graduates 'will emigrate' in next five years

The Union of Students in Ireland has said the majority of the 150,000 graduates Ireland produces in the next five years will be forced to emigrate to find work.

The Union of Students in Ireland has said the majority of the 150,000 graduates Ireland produces in the next five years will be forced to emigrate to find work.

The group is staging a demonstration outside Enterprise Minister Batt O'Keeffe's office in Cork this morning to highlight the issue.

It has said the Government will never build a knowledge-based economy if it doesn't establish programmes to help graduates find work here and prevent emigration.

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