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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Emigration

Yesterday
30th January 2023
Voices
Bad Bridget: Uncovering the secret lives of Ireland's emigrant women
Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick, authors of the book Bad Bridget, share the story of an Irish emigrant who was sent to prison for seven years for stealing a watch and money.
Last year
2022
# Cost of Living
Poll: Would you consider leaving Ireland due to the high cost of living?
A recent poll found that seven out of 10 young people are considering moving abroad in search of a better quality of life.
# Out of here
Why we emigrated: Irish healthcare professionals on what pushed them to leave
“I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name.”
The problem is not unique to Ireland but there are a lot of push factors in the Irish healthcare system, according to staff
The situation is radically different in other countries, say nurses, doctors and physios who have left Ireland
" I was in a theatre all day with one surgeon and I worked every day with him for a year and he didn’t know my name."
# Emigration
44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
Despite travel restrictions in place last year, the number of doctors emigrating to Australia alone increased last year.
Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.
All time
# GoodInformation
Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.
Voices
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.
# Joseph Tuohy
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
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
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.
Voices
'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.
Voices
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.
# History
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.
Voices
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.
# job fairy
Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork
Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.
# fear
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.
# ché mo laoch
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.
# 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
Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'
Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.
# RSCI
'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.
Voices
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.
# mayo orphan girls
'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
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.
Voices
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.
# Been so long now
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.
# verified by visa
'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.
Voices
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.
# cailíní secret
'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.
# Kings of Kilburn
Play remembers the "forgotten generation" of Irish men who emigrated to London
We speak to an actor in the play about its importance.
# No Irish Here
'We only hire Australians' - The experience of Irish people in Australia
Have you had a similar experience?
# smalltown
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.
Voices
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
Why do Irish people leave Ireland - and what happens when they do?
A new exhibition tells the stories of the Irish people.
# Irish Abroad
9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia
It’s, like, the law over there? Or something?
# royston weighs in
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.
Voices
'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.
# and stay out
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.
Voices
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
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
This map shows where all the Irish emigrants went
One in six people born in Ireland are still living abroad.
# not so grand
10 little problems every Irish emigrant will understand
That pale, sickly American butter. Pssh.