quote:Originally posted by scbeerman:
I am sure that you have stories on the Irish economy, and I agree with your assessment of socialism.
Beermen, you will not believe the stories I was told by taxi drivers, bartenders, hotel managers, restaurant owners and such. Their people under 30 are exiting the country like they did in 1900.
I have a friend here from Ireland, and she warned me. There is an inn and bar in Cork that has been there since the 1800's with my last name, and the current owners children are thinking of moving in lieu of taking over the business from their parents.
Also, please understand I'm not saying go play golf in Portugal in lieu of Ireland, not in the least. That would be silly. I was only saying I was shocked how the Irish went to Portugal to play golf instead of playing in Ireland and Scotland. ($$$)