According to a recent poll, 1/3 of Ireland's 200,000 Polish residents plans to leave over the next 12 months.
Many of the 10,000+ Germans are also sitting on packed suitcases, trying to find jobs back home in Germany or elsewhere.
And 1/2 of the students at a Dublin university plan to go abroad after graduation, preferably to Canada, the US or Australia. Applications for work visas have been rising considerably.
Though I'm a bit doubtful regarding the Irish themselves: Foreigners losing their jobs have a natural tendency to head back home. But the Irish are already home, and job prospects elsewhere aren't that much better.
(Sources: Forbes LA Times FTD )