Various sources are confirming an increase in reported sightings of the once-common Irish 18-25 Year-Old. This has fuelled speculation that the Irish 18-25 Year-Old population – thought to be in decline since 2008 – is returning to normal.
By Sean Rothar
According to Neighbourhood Watch and Community Alert groups, sightings are now reported on a daily basis. The first three months of 2014 have shown a steady increase of reported sightings; however, sources suggest that this does not necessarily confirm an increase in the Irish 18-25 Year-Old population. Instead, it is simply an increase in reported sightings.
At their prime, the Irish 18-25 Year-Old did not merit a report given the size of the indigenous population. Yet, since 2011, the species has radically altered in routine to the extent that it is now officially considered to be migratory in nature.
In denying that this alteration represents a national crisis, Government officials have argued that there are other factors at play; for instance, that the Irish 18-25 Year-Old chooses to migrate, that this migration is not forced but actually a ‘lifestyle choice’.
While statistics continue to be compiled from reported sightings, trends are emerging to suggest that the Irish 18-25 Year-Old is most commonly seen in the vicinity of Social Welfare offices nationwide and specifically common around Dublin Airport.