i recognise that there isn’t a large demand in Ireland for games design and that there are not many jobs.
In five years time there may well be more opportunities available. If not you could consider going across to Britain or even further if you can speak other languages.
I always had careers advisers showing ignorance towards any entertainment sector. They said that no one would pay me all day to play games. I tried to get it through to them that I had no intention for anyone to pay me all day to play games, but that I wanted to be involved with the development of products that are now a multi-million pound industry. Of course they didn’t listen and continued with their policy of directing children towards ‘real’ jobs.