Why did you decide to leave Ireland?

Saoirse Ryan
Visual Communication

College
Technical University Dublin

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Saoirse Ryan

Why did you decide to leave Ireland?

This project was created in response to this year’s ISTD brief on emigration and is a publication which focuses on the issues specifically surrounding young people emigrating from Ireland. It includes an edited text extract from the NYCI 2013 research report on youth emigration, as well as the text of personal interviews with 6 recent young Irish emigrants. The design and format of the publication is based on the travel documents used in the process of emigration, for example a passport and boarding pass. The design is entirely typographic and makes reference to the design of those official travel documents, without exact replication. It is aimed at other Irish people to inform and educate them on the consequences of mass youth emigration and what we need to do to fight against it.