The eighties were better ?

joer

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We were all so much younger then , no pressure as such. Jobs were easier to get , all you needed was a leaving cert. Nowadays you need college degrees to have a chance of getting anything. Right now , of course you would be lucky to hold on to what you have.
 

joe sod

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@joer jobs were easier to get in the 80s !!, I don't think so, why did we have such high unemployment and emigration rates then. If you had a job yes it was better, because the union's were stronger and more difficult to get fired, also you had less competition for house buying as there was high unemployment, high emigration and virtually no immigration. Ireland was the poorest of the rich countries, if you look at clips of the 80s we look very like an eastern block country
 

Purple

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If you had a job yes it was better, because the union's were stronger and more difficult to get fired, also you had less competition for house buying as there was high unemployment, high emigration and virtually no immigration
That second bit was also because the Unions were stronger then.
 

Vanessa

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It's a lot tougher to make money now. There is so much C.C.T.V in the banks and better alarm systems, D.N.A. has advanced, not as much cash in circulation and so many more armed Gardai around. Give me the 80s anytime
 

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But towns were booming then not like now...
If you said this last March, you'd be right, but covid has brought life back to towns.

You may even start seeing population increases with the 80's emigrants starting to return and work from home.
 

joer

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Covid has put a damper on everything of course.
I still think the eighties were better than times are now up to March ish .
 

joer

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If doctors were good enough to get jobs with good leaving certs fair play to them , though I doubt it. I know lots of very good people who got very good jobs with very good leaving certs.
 
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