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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Emigration

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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.
'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”.
Four charts that show how Irish students are feeling much more confident about Ireland
It’s all change from four years ago.
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 quiz: Where does your heart reside, Ireland or abroad?
Have you gone native or are you coming home?
After too many tearful airport goodbyes, I couldn't be happier to be home from Australia
There’s a feeling that Dublin, at least, is alive and thriving again.
From Boston to Blanchardstown, how we speak is a part of our identity. Let's be proud of it.
The world-renowned Boston accent is in decline. Similarly, people from sections of cities or rural Ireland often moderate the way they speak. But why?
Emigration and Ireland: The evolution of how we say goodbye
The folklore of the emigrant – from Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore to The Fairytale of New York.
When I left Ireland, I thought I wouldn’t be gone long. But emigration sneaks up on you.
After spending the best part of a decade in Australia, I decided to give Ireland another go. I soon realised I hardly knew anyone. My social cohort had simply disappeared.
Poll: Is the government doing enough to bring emigrants home?
The Taoiseach is confident.
Irish emigrants in Australia feel Irish Government not encouraging them home
Many emigrants feel they have to wait longer than they want before a return is realistic.
Referendum Day: 4 stories of people who came #HomeToVote
This was their journey.
Irish people still LOVE Australia
Well, it is the birthplace of Home and Away.
Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be
But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.
Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?
5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…
Gone in 12 minutes: Canadian visas for new Irish emigrants were snapped up tonight
The online application portal opened at 7pm and shut minutes later.
Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?
The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.
An Irishman in America: The mixed emotions of making a new home
The moments of regret have been few and far between since my move to the States, but I still think about what it means to be ‘Irish’ in a new land.
90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify
In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.
'If things are so successful, why are people still leaving the country?'
Richard Bruton has come under fire as he claims “substantial progress” on jobs.
Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.
Not all emigrants are yearning for the green grass of home
There are things all emigrants miss about Ireland, but some of us are much happier abroad. I know I am.
Column: An anatomy of one family’s emigration
A generation on, we’re still scattered across the US, England and Australia.
The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home
Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners
This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*
*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.
Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today
On Australia Day and all.
Irish people love New Zealand... almost 20,000 have moved there
A further 5,000 people are expected to leave for New Zealand this year.
"Remarkably stupid" Irishman gets stuck in air vent sneaking into Australian nightclub
Hugh McMahon had reportedly been thrown out twice already.
Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice
Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.
Photos: Sad scenes at Dublin Airport as Irish emigrants say goodbye
Get the tissues out.
GAA players from a club 'decimated by emigration' are back for a charity game this Christmas
Tuam Stars players have travelled home to remember a deceased clubmate.
Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles
That’s since the beginning of the recession.
"It's like a grieving process": Parents prepare to leave Ireland and follow their children to Australia
Janet and Eugene Bennis miss their children and grandchildren so much, they’ve decided to move to the other side of the world.
Family surprise daughter with lovely Christmas homecoming at Dublin Airport
Carmel O’Connor from Limerick has spent Christmas in Oz for the past four years.
Vlog: I've finally started playing GAA – as an emigrant in Spain
When I decided to emigrate to Spain for a more stable work life teaching English, I wondered how long would it take me to settle – GAA has made all the difference.
Here's how much we're spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia
Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.
"I like it here, it's quiet, better for the children" - Integration in Ireland's 'little Brazil'
Just under a quarter of the Galway town is from Brazil.
Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one
Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.
From Cashel to Hawke's Bay to Perth: Cian O'Connor is a bit of a rugby nomad
The former Ireland schools captain’s passion for rugby has brought him around the world.
The Irish in England: How they view their ethnicity and nationality
New emigrants have helped “replenish an aging population of people who identify as Irish in Britain”.