4500 predicted to emigrate from Donegal

4500 people will emigrate from Donegal in the next two years according to Donegal South West candidate Pearse Doherty.

And the ESRI says that countrywide 100,000 of our citizens will go abroad in the next two years in search of work.

Across Donegal, bars are witnessing a resurgence of the so-called American wakes of the 1970s and 80s, with more and more people moving to places like Australia and Canada.

And Pearse Doherty says a youth jobs policy must be implemented to stop this continuing:

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