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Generation Next: a major new Irish Times series

A major starting in The Irish Times today explores the plight of Generation Next, Irish people aged between 18 and 25 who were raised in the boom but grew up in the bust. Generation Emigration will be dedicated to young people for the week.

Sat, Sep 22, 2012, 16:14

   

A major starting in The Irish Times today explores the plight of Generation Next, Irish people aged between 18 and 25 who were raised in the boom but grew up in the bust. Over the course of the next seven days, Carl O’Brien, Kathy Sheridan, Dan O’Brien, Patrick Freyne, Steven Carroll, Una Mullally and Ciara Kenny will be providing reports, opinion and analysis on what it means to be young in Ireland today.

The series begins with A Lost Generation? Not us  by Carl O’Brien, featuring interviews with a group of young people who are “unresentful about the past, resilient about the present and optimistic about their future”. Dan O’Brien reports on youth unemployment, while Patrick Freyne provides an unofficial guide to the Irish generations.

The Generation Emigration blog will become a host for Generation Next content for the whole of next week. Each day, the blog will feature articles written by young people for young people, on topics ranging from employment and education to emigration, social participation and mental health.