Look into your crystal ball: How today’s 18-year-olds see their futures
Laura Gaynor, Sligo
Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully working and finished college. I’d like to think things will have improved by then.
And in 20 years? 2033? That’s a long time away – no idea. I haven’t thought that far ahead yet.
Do you think you’ll buy a property or rent? I might rent. I don’t see the point of being tied to a house that goes up and down in value.
Do you plan to live in Ireland or would you like to move abroad? Ireland or the UK. I’d never move to Australia – it’s too far away.
Do you see yourself having children? I’d say so.
How much will you be earning in 10 years? €1 million. No compromise. If Pat Kenny can almost do it without breaking the law, why can’t I?
Róisín Hunt, Wicklow
Where do you see yourself in five years? Finished college with a degree in journalism (or something similar), happy, healthy with my own home and hopefully around the people I love most and a good job that I enjoy.
And in 20 years? I would like to think I’ll be married to a person I love, maybe with children, still in contact with the friends I have now and new ones that I make along the way.
Do you think you’ll buy a property or rent? Rent.
Do you plan to live in Ireland or would you like to move abroad? With the times we’re in I do see myself living abroad at some stage. The top two on my list would be London and Canada. Later down the line, probably when I’m retired, I would like to come back and live in Ireland.
Do you see yourself having children? Yes, I would love children. I don’t know how many, or if I want boys or girls, but I’d like to think I have a secure job and am in a happy and loving relationship before I have any.
How much will you be earning in 10 years? Honestly, I don’t know, but just enough to keep a roof over my head and maybe a spare €50 for some nice shoes.