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Irish youth groups warn of emigration crisis

29 May 2013 Last updated at 06:52 BST

Youth organisations in Ireland are warning that the number of young people emigrating could be devastating for the country's economy.

On Wednesday, they will meet politicians in Dublin to demand that more is done to tackle the problem.

Around 300,000 people have left the Republic of Ireland since 2009 - many of them young and looking for work - and tens of thousands more say they are also likely to leave unless the economy starts to improve.

Chris Buckler reports.