I’ve been lucky enough on my travels to work with many different people of many different nationalities. Coming back to Dublin, it’s been good learning from the best of other countries, instead of Irish people having to take their talents elsewhere.
That’s the good bit. Here’s the bad bit.
Mackozer (Ireland from a Polish Perspective) reminded me of something that I’d forgotten : until now, Ireland and the UK were the only EU -15 states to have no work permit restrictions for new talent. That ends today when the Netherlands opens up , with other countries (including Germany) will be ready and waiting to take the people that we’ve been having an easy time attracting / keeping over the last couple of years.
Bad enough not being able to find good people. Worse still is the vicious circle of people leaving the country , leading to lower rental demand for property, leading to lower demand for people , more leave the country (as listed in RTE’s future shock, property crash). Or am I being too melodramatic?