I sit now in the waiting hall of the garda (irish police) national immigration bureau waiting to dole out 100 euros to the government for letting me stay in their country. This whole process irks me in so many ways. Why doesn't the Irish government operate a sensible student visa system as most other countries have. What's worse is the treatment one gets is so shoddy, hours are wasted and no real service is given. I wish they'd scrap it altogether. Hardly gonna happen though, think of all the jobs that'll be lost!