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Irish people abroad really want one thing from the old country
Spoiler: it involves the right to vote.
'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
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
It must be the law over there, or something.
Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston
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
There’s just no place like home.
President Higgins: Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas
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
Your St Stephen’s Day telly is now sorted.
WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants
Ah here.
Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas
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?
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'
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
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'
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
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
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
‘Would you not think about moving over?’
7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain
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
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
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
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…
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 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
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'
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
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'
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
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
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
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 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
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
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?
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
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
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
Around 1,300 Irish emigrants have already voted in the symbolic online poll at