Youth emigration has been on the rise since 2008, with CSO migration estimates released last April showing that, between 2008 and 2012 the numbers from the 15-24 age group who are estimated to have emigrated have doubled from 17,800 to 35,800.

The number of under-25s on the live register has fallen dramatically in a number of social welfare offices in the past year with some witnessing a (...)