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# emigration - Monday 27 July, 2015

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.

# emigration - Saturday 11 July, 2015

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 - Sunday 28 June, 2015

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.

# emigration - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# emigration - Friday 29 May, 2015

Poll: Is the government doing enough to bring emigrants home? Open Arms This post contains a poll

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.

# emigration - Friday 22 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Referendum Day: 4 stories of people who came #HomeToVote The Return

Referendum Day: 4 stories of people who came #HomeToVote

This was their journey.

# emigration - Friday 8 May, 2015

Irish people still LOVE Australia

Well, it is the birthplace of Home and Away.

# emigration - Thursday 30 April, 2015

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.

# emigration - Friday 24 April, 2015

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…

# emigration - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

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.

# emigration - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

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.

# emigration - Saturday 4 April, 2015

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.

# emigration - Thursday 12 March, 2015

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.

# emigration - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'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.

# emigration - Friday 6 March, 2015

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.

# emigration - Friday 27 February, 2015

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.

# emigration - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Column: An anatomy of one family’s emigration

A generation on, we’re still scattered across the US, England and Australia.

# emigration - Friday 6 February, 2015

The Government has a big secret plan to lure Irish emigrants home

Any incentives are expected to target middle-income earners

# emigration - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

This is what 2015 will look like for jobs and pay cheques*

*According to the Central Bank’s latest update, that is.

# emigration - Monday 26 January, 2015

Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today

On Australia Day and all.

# emigration - Thursday 22 January, 2015

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.

# emigration - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

"Remarkably stupid" Irishman gets stuck in air vent sneaking into Australian nightclub

Hugh McMahon had reportedly been thrown out twice already.

# emigration - Thursday 8 January, 2015

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.

# emigration - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Photos: Sad scenes at Dublin Airport as Irish emigrants say goodbye Come Back Soon This post contains images

# emigration - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

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.

# emigration - Monday 22 December, 2014

Number of Irish graduates going abroad to get work more than doubles

That’s since the beginning of the recession.

# emigration - Sunday 21 December, 2014

"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.

# emigration - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Family surprise daughter with lovely Christmas homecoming at Dublin Airport I'm Coming Home

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.

# emigration - Sunday 30 November, 2014

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.

# emigration - Monday 24 November, 2014

Here's how much we're spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia

Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.

# emigration - Sunday 23 November, 2014

"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.

# emigration - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

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.

# emigration - Sunday 9 November, 2014

From The42 From Cashel to Hawke's Bay to Perth: Cian O'Connor is a bit of a rugby nomad Irish Abroad

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.

# emigration - Saturday 8 November, 2014

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”.

# emigration - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Have you emigrated? How's your mam?

A new study says she might be depressed.

# emigration - Monday 3 November, 2014

The NHS is planning a roadshow to nab some Irish nurses

There are 100 vacancies to be filled – and they’ll pay for registration and interim accommodation if you’re successful in getting one of the jobs.

# emigration - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Vlog: Emigrating with other people can be tough... emigrating alone can be much tougher

New surroundings, new climate and a language barrier – never mind not knowing anybody – can make settling into a different country hard.

# emigration - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?

The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.

# emigration - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

State of the Nation: Enda's under pressure (and that isn't even an Irish Water gag)

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…