Ireland has definitely been one of the most hit countries by the international recession and, reportedly, one of the countries which is encountering particular difficulties to recover.
Qualified staff that have lost their jobs are now experiencing particular hardships to find a new job and for each position advertised the number of applicants is always very large.
Real estate, which had very much contributed to the previous economic boom of the country, is now literally struck, to the extent that entire residential areas have remained now completely deserted.
The phenomenon is becoming so worrying that many Irish people, especially qualified staff, are seriously considering migrating elsewhere. Australia seems to be one of the most favourite place to move and some bespoke visa and migration agencies have also been created. (Source France 2)