Ireland's outward migration highest in 20 years: CSO

Ireland currently has the highest level of net outward migration in more than 20 years.

Ireland's outward migration highest in 20 years: CSO

Ireland currently has the highest level of net outward migration in more than 20 years.

A total 65,300 people left Ireland between April 2009 and April 2010, while the number of immigrants into the country stands at 30,800.

About 27,700 of the emigrants were Irish, up from 18,400 the previous year.

Youthwork Ireland is calling on the Government to improve training and education for young people.

Spokesman Michael McLoughlin said: "There isn’t enough education and training places there. That only leads to one place - and that's to emigration."

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