Polish Leave Ireland
A third of Ireland's estimated 200,000 Polish immigrants plan to leave Ireland within a year, according to a survey by CPL. Ireland's decade-long construction boom, which attracted many eastern European workers, this year turned into a deepening recession in contrast with the Polish economy which has been growing at around 5%. Of those surveyed by CPL, 33% said they planned to leave within the next 12 months, a further 13% said they would leave within the next two years and 9% said they would 'never leave Ireland'. 'Money was the main deciding factor for people to leave with 75% citing income as their main driver with family coming a close second,' CPL said.