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'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora

Mar 11th 2014, 1:37 PM 7,159 Views 153 Comments

Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia
# Down Under
From The Daily Edge
# Down Under

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

Jan 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 71,604 Views 89 Comments

It must be the law over there, or something.

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston
# Mayor Walsh
# Mayor Walsh

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston

Jan 6th 2014, 10:05 PM 16,398 Views 20 Comments

Walsh, who overcame childhood cancer and struggled with alcoholism as a young adult, defeated 11 other contenders.

7 sights that make coming home to Ireland special at Christmas
# The Auld Sod
From The Daily Edge
# The Auld Sod

7 sights that make coming home to Ireland special at Christmas

Dec 23rd 2013, 1:00 PM 26,081 Views 51 Comments

There’s just no place like home.

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas
# Christmas
# Christmas

President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

Dec 22nd 2013, 6:00 PM 9,508 Views 77 Comments

As part of his annual Christmas and New Year message to the nation, the President wants us to focus on ethics in 2014.

New RTÉ show follows Irish families as they Skype their loved ones abroad
# Missing You
From The Daily Edge
# Missing You

New RTÉ show follows Irish families as they Skype their loved ones abroad

Dec 17th 2013, 4:52 PM 1,823 Views 2 Comments

Your St Stephen’s Day telly is now sorted.

WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants
# Totes Emosh
From The Daily Edge
# Totes Emosh

WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants

Nov 29th 2013, 10:53 AM 4,921 Views 5 Comments

Ah here.

Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas
# Home
# Home

Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas

Nov 14th 2013, 12:35 PM 9,462 Views 45 Comments

Skype, Viber and What’s App most popular forms of communication for keeping in touch with home.

Column: What's more important – borders or people?
# Column
# Column

Column: What's more important – borders or people?

Oct 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 70 Views 85 Comments

Hundreds are feared dead after a ship carrying asylum-seekers sank in the Mediterranean – yet many Europeans, who have endured histories of emigration, have simply hardened their hearts to the tragedy, writes Fr Bobby Gilmore.

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'

Sep 30th 2013, 12:27 PM 6,600 Views 69 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was responding to comments by Leo Varadkar that it is not normal for people in other countries on “pretty modest incomes” to hit the highest rate of tax.

Firm targets Irish abroad as 80 new jobs announced
# Jobs Watch
# Jobs Watch

Firm targets Irish abroad as 80 new jobs announced

Sep 30th 2013, 9:16 AM 7,900 Views 13 Comments

EY is targeting local and overseas talent and will be “reaching out” to emigrants in Australia, the US and elsewhere.

Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'

Sep 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 7,212 Views 112 Comments

Richard Bruton was responding to a new study about Irish people emigration that has been published today.

The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland
# Out Forr'n
From The Daily Edge
# Out Forr'n

The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 PM 58,213 Views 130 Comments

No matter how you go, it’s not easy. Here’s the worst of it.

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Pics: Defence Forces due home with JFK's eternal flame

Jun 20th 2013, 6:15 AM 6,585 Views 23 Comments

As part of the JFK 50 celebrations, the Kennedy family have allowed a flame to be taken from the US president’s grave in Arlington, the first time this has ever happened.

15 annoying things emigrants say
# Facepalm
From The Daily Edge
# Facepalm

15 annoying things emigrants say

May 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 95,585 Views 141 Comments

‘Would you not think about moving over?’

7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain
# From The Archives
# From The Archives

7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain

Apr 6th 2013, 9:15 AM 10,966 Views 23 Comments

London Metropolitan University is documenting the history of Irish people in Britain. Here are just some of the things they’ve found for their archive.

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste
# Undocumented Irish
# Undocumented Irish

Prospects of undocumented Irish in US boosted by Obama speech, says Tánaiste

Jan 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,897 Views 54 Comments

The position of undocumented Irish in the US is an important priority of the Government, and an ongoing dialogue with the US Administration and Congress is being pursued, says Eamon Gilmore.

Irish emigrants condemn lack of voice on Constitutional change
# Emigrant Voice
# Emigrant Voice

Irish emigrants condemn lack of voice on Constitutional change

Nov 29th 2012, 7:12 PM 4,917 Views 40 Comments

The lack of an emigrant representative among the 100-strong members of the Constitutional Convention in Dublin has been criticised by Irish abroad.

Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden

Aug 26th 2012, 8:15 AM 655 Views 82 Comments

The whiff of a favourite foodstuff, the emotional low of feeling ill – these are just two of the catalysts to awaken homesickness when you’re an expat, says Irishman-in-Japan Mark Boyle.

Column: Here’s what you REALLY need to know before emigrating…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s what you REALLY need to know before emigrating…

May 7th 2012, 8:15 AM 1,136 Views 57 Comments

Pack a hood, forget the hairdryer and bring more money than you think – recent emigrant Claire O’Keeffe on what anyone following in her footsteps should know.

Fancy a game... in Warsaw? Poland prepares for European GAA tournament
# GAA Abroad
From The42
# GAA Abroad

Fancy a game... in Warsaw? Poland prepares for European GAA tournament

Apr 14th 2012, 11:04 AM 2,679 Views 5 Comments

GAA teams from Prague, Vienna, Munich and Bratislava will meet each other at a regional tournament in Warsaw today.

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad

Mar 17th 2012, 7:29 PM 2,974 Views 15 Comments

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award will be formal recognition by the State of people living abroad who have given distinguished service to Ireland.

Noonan on emigration comments: 'I am being quoted out of context'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan on emigration comments: 'I am being quoted out of context'

Jan 20th 2012, 11:54 AM 4,145 Views 105 Comments

The Finance Minister’s comments that emigration was in some cases “a lifestyle choice” have been heavily criticised by opposition parties.

Noonan's emigration comments branded 'a disgrace' by opposition
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan's emigration comments branded 'a disgrace' by opposition

Jan 19th 2012, 3:34 PM 7,085 Views 131 Comments

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said that Michael Noonan’s comments earlier today were “deeply insulting”.

Noonan: Young emigrants 'not driven away by unemployment'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan: Young emigrants 'not driven away by unemployment'

Jan 19th 2012, 1:15 PM 16,389 Views 312 Comments

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that emigration in most young people’s cases is being driven by “a desire to see another part of the world and live there.”

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:14 PM 4,177 Views 6 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The end of the affair: Herman drops out; why X Factor will trump the Taoiseach on TV3 tomorrow; and what students told a TD whose office they are occupying.

Irish woman, 31, killed in Australia car crash
# Australia
# Australia

Irish woman, 31, killed in Australia car crash

Nov 17th 2011, 8:13 AM 4,748 Views 2 Comments

Kelly Meehan from Co Clare was killed when a car veered into the wrong lane; boyfriend Patrick Gibbs remains in hospital.

Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Irish abroad have their say in #Aras11

Oct 26th 2011, 10:01 AM 1,902 Views 11 Comments

Irish emigrants have “voted” in their own presidential election and Michael D. Higgins has come out on top.

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats

Oct 18th 2011, 9:12 AM 1,168 Views 15 Comments

Ballotbox.ie is opening up registration for a mock poll to allow Irish abroad to have their say in who they want to be the next president.

Column: I’m running for the Polish elections… from Ireland
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# Read Me

Column: I’m running for the Polish elections… from Ireland

Oct 6th 2011, 7:51 AM 82 Views 13 Comments

Dublin-dweller Sebastian Widel is hoping Ireland’s Polish community will elect him to parliament in Warsaw. Here he explains why all emigrants should be able to vote…

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights
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# Emigrants

Higgins: Irish emigrants should retain voting rights

Sep 8th 2011, 10:39 AM 491 Views 16 Comments

The Labour Party presidential candidate says he believes emigrants should be able to vote in Irish elections for up to ten years after leaving the country.

Poll: Is the 'proof of Irishness' certificate worthwhile?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the 'proof of Irishness' certificate worthwhile?

Jul 14th 2011, 10:20 AM 4,969 Views 56 Comments

The government has confirmed that a ‘Certificate of Irish Heritage’ will be available to members of the Irish diaspora from October. What do you think of the move?…

Confirmed: Diaspora will get 'proof of Irishness' certificate
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Confirmed: Diaspora will get 'proof of Irishness' certificate

Jul 14th 2011, 8:31 AM 2,036 Views 20 Comments

The Government will introduce an official recognition of Irish heritage for people with family roots here, from October.

Irishman's ear bitten off in St Patrick's Day attack in Perth
# Ear Attack
# Ear Attack

Irishman's ear bitten off in St Patrick's Day attack in Perth

Mar 21st 2011, 8:51 AM 1,873 Views 4 Comments

Police have released CCTV footage of the three alleged attackers, one of whom was wearing a Celtic jersey.

'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe
# GE11
# GE11

'Virtual' election site for expats attracts votes from all over the globe

Feb 17th 2011, 5:33 PM 1,738 Views 1 Comment

Around 1,300 Irish emigrants have already voted in the symbolic online poll at Ballotbox.ie