In this second episode, Stacey heads to Ireland to
see how they are coping several years after the country almost went bust.
When Stacey arrives in Dublin's Temple Bar the party is in full swing, but
it's not long before she discovers that below the surface tensions are
high when she stumbles across a group of young protesters angered by the
mess they have inherited. When the police move in a dramatic scene
On the next leg of her investigation, Stacey explores the country's
infamous property boom and discovers its dangerous and devastating
consequences. She meets a group of young, first-time buyers whose dream
homes turned out to be anything but, and is shocked to hear that they now
face homelessness and bankruptcy.
For the final leg of her journey, Stacey spends time with a girl in her
twenties who is preparing to move to the other side of the world simply to
find work. Since the recession hit, emigration figures have rocketed in
Ireland and now almost 1,000 people a week are checking out. Is Ireland at
risk of losing an entire generation? And if things don't improve at home
is this a trend we could see coming to Britain soon?