Maybe Ireland should do a press release. We're officially our own country now, no longer under British rule, Guiness on tap...
I really want to go to Ireland for a "working holiday" type of stay. I'm an American, my student status expired in June (I graduated over 6 months ago), and I would like to do this legally. There aren't too many options for people in my situation.
Are you of Irish decent? If you are you can become a citizen, they introduced new rules but I'd look it up.
As an American I'd say you have a good chance of getting a working Visa. There are allot of Jobs in the service industry, if you have a medical background they'll roll out the red carpet and invite you into the country. Then there's construction loads of jobs there too.
Ireland needs 20,000 migrants a year to fill demand for workers last I heard so you have a good chance.