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# emigration - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

# emigration - Friday 27 September, 2019

Funeral takes place in Dublin of Irish emigrant who died alone in London

The funeral of Joseph Tuohy took place in Dublin this morning.

# emigration - Monday 19 August, 2019

New process will make it easier for non-European partners of Irish citizens to work here

Partners of Irish citizens can now apply for permission to reside in the country before they travel to Ireland.

# emigration - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

More people are returning to Ireland than leaving for the first time since 2009

Net outward migration of Irish nationals peaked at 29,600 in 2012.

# emigration - Friday 10 August, 2018

'Living with your parents in your late 20s isn't not going to kill you but it’s uncomfortable, it’s stifling'

‘I want to move forward but I’m being forced to take a step back and move back home because of the current rental market’, writes Brigid O’Dea.

# emigration - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Column: 'Some 90 years after my maternal grandparents left Ireland, I am returning'

My sense of humour and rose-tinted glasses are polished and ready, writes Matthew Conway.

# emigration - Saturday 19 May, 2018

18th century coffin carrier used in workhouses during Irish famine on display

Some workhouses cut costs by using a coffin with a hinged door so they could lifted from the grave and reused.

# emigration - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Irish emigrant: 'I'm more concerned now about the Great Barrier Reef than the Irish summer'

Emigrants don’t really have much choice – unless we want to spend our life looking back wistfully and wondering about what might have been if we’d stayed, writes Philip Lynch.

# emigration - Friday 19 January, 2018

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.

# emigration - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports

Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.

# emigration - Monday 25 December, 2017

From Patricio Lynch to Che Guevara: The story of the Cuban revolutionary's Irish links

We spoke to Epic, the Irish emigration museum about the Irish lineage behind Che Guevara, Rihanna and the US social activist Mother Jones.

# emigration - Saturday 9 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge This Irish woman flew all the way to Vancouver to give her hungover brother a Lucozade Hangover Cure

This Irish woman flew all the way to Vancouver to give her hungover brother a Lucozade

Well if anyone deserves a World’s Best Sister mug…

# emigration - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'

Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.

# emigration - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

'A chronic haemorrhage': Just one in five trainee doctors plan to definitely stay in Ireland to work

The RSCI has published a survey about the medical workforce in Ireland.

# emigration - Friday 7 July, 2017

Letter from Down Under: 'Our attorney general argued that people have the right to be bigots'

I call it home but it’s a shame that Australia is still very much a work in progress, writes Irish emigrant Philip Lynch.

# emigration - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'It was like landing on the moon': Finding the fate of Irish Famine orphans sent to Australia

A woman researching their fate tells us their story.

# emigration - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Famine emigration stories: Corkman who made it to US went to war in exchange for land for his family

Between 1845 and 1851 around 1.2 million people left Ireland, a new exhibition looks at some of their stories.

# emigration - Saturday 3 June, 2017

An Irish emigrant: 'I knew I wouldn't make it back home in time to say goodbye'

Technology meant I could still chat with my family every day but I was too far away when my brother suddenly got very sick, writes Romy Delaney.

# emigration - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Returning emigrants say car insurance, jobs and finding somewhere to live are the biggest problems

Overwhelmingly, being closer to family is given as the main reason for return.

# emigration - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

'Kiwis first': New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules

Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year.

# emigration - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Emigrating to Australia: 'I’ve learned that home is home'

Moving to Australia at just eleven was daunting but taught me lots about myself, writes Aimee Murphy.

# emigration - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

'You are not alone': Irish women in London have been anonymously sharing their secrets

2,000 blank postcards were sent to Irish women across London to take part in the project.

# emigration - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London

We speak to an actor in the play about its importance.

# emigration - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'We only hire Australians' - The experience of Irish people in Australia

Have you had a similar experience?

# emigration - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Pat Shortt's new drama explores how families deal with emigration and cancer

Shortt said he thinks Smalltown will create the ‘water-cooler chat’ that TV series such as Love/Hate and Charlie have in the past.

# emigration - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Irish in Britain being 'lovebombed' into staying in EU - but why?

Irish government is sending in the troops to support the anti-Brexit side, writes historian Bryce Evans, without giving Irish emigrants anything back.

# emigration - Saturday 30 April, 2016

Why do Irish people leave Ireland - and what happens when they do?

A new exhibition tells the stories of the Irish people.

# emigration - Sunday 6 March, 2016

From The Daily Edge 9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia Irish Abroad This post contains videos

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

It’s, like, the law over there? Or something?

# emigration - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Former Dublin mayor Royston Brady has a bone to pick with 'pyjama-wearing' water charge boycotters

Ex-Fianna Fáil councillor Royston Brady says he has no problem with paying for water in his adopted home of Florida.

# emigration - Thursday 11 February, 2016

'Home to what?': Emigrants want a say in who runs the show while they're living abroad

Barry Johnston says emigrants are exercised about having no say in the kind of country they would one day like to return to.

# emigration - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

218 Irish arrested and deported from Australia since 2010

There has been a steady increase in the number of people overstaying their welcome over the past five years.

# emigration - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Promoting 'brand Ireland' with a film about emigration? I'm not comfortable with that

There’s something weird about a media and government cheering on a movie about emigration, writes Julien Mercille.

# emigration - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Irish family to spend first Christmas together in 12 years as parents follow kids to Australia

Janet and Eugene found being separated from their children and grandchildren unbearable.

# emigration - Sunday 25 October, 2015

This map shows where all the Irish emigrants went

One in six people born in Ireland are still living abroad.

# emigration - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 little problems every Irish emigrant will understand Not So Grand

10 little problems every Irish emigrant will understand

That pale, sickly American butter. Pssh.

# emigration - Friday 18 September, 2015

The economy may be on the up, but one in six people born here still live abroad

The ‘brain exchange’ of both highly-educated emigrants and immigrants remains a significant threat to an Irish recovery according to a new report.

# emigration - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

'We're sleepwalking into a nightmare': People are loving this man's anti-emigration rant

“You can’t walk down a street in Jamaica or Hong Kong or India without hearing someone speaking English”.

# emigration - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Four charts that show how Irish students are feeling much more confident about Ireland

It’s all change from four years ago.

# emigration - Monday 3 August, 2015

Like many other graduates, I left Ireland knowing I wanted to come back

Some days I ache for Dublin. I long for its old haunts, restaurants, pubs, faces, places.

# emigration - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Emigration quiz: Where does your heart reside, Ireland or abroad?

Have you gone native or are you coming home?

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