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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Emigration

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Just 44 out of 2,500 Canadian visas for young professionals claimed
Almost 4,000 working holiday visas were snapped up in less than 10 minutes earlier this month.
If you're heading to Canada you might want to check this out...
The Gaelic League of Toronto is a non profit group that may be able to help you with your trip and getting settled.
It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?
The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.
Powerful response to Ireland Inspires video offers alternative view of Irish life
We’re Not Leaving Galway attempt a more accurate representation of the state of the country.
Why did so many Wexford people choose Georgia as their new home in the 1800s?
A new research project is aiming to find out just that…
Another sad product of emigration, funerals can now be streamed online
The business hopes to offer a practical solution to Irish people that have emigrated who can’t return home.
College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants
The new rates will be in place by this September.
Requests for €15.5m to help Irish people living abroad
A programme in Eamon Gilmore’s department provides funding to organisations supporting Irish communities abroad.
Irish lads write gas song about emigrating from Cork to Australia
Don’t forget you’re a proud Irish man.
Emotional ad sees Irish parents meet their granddaughter for the first time
Can’t cope.
Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes
One person got visa number 301 just two minutes after registration opened.
'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.
Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?
Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.
Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.
This is the letter the HSE is sending to ask people if they've emigrated...
The HSE says in the letter that it is mindful that due to the “changed economic situation” that many cardholders may no longer be living here.
"We'd rather be poor with our people around us, than have opportunities in a different world"
From the outside looking in. Irish emigrants tell their stories.
Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?
Misconceptions about science, technology, engineering and mathematics are dissuading girls from taking them as subjects – doing a disservice to them and wider society, writes Dr Kirsten Foy.
Good news for ex-pats: Tayto is to be freely available in Australia and New Zealand
Club Orange, Tayto and Barry’s will be available in 600 shops across Australia and New Zealand.
Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.
Ireland's lost generation: What happened without the 20-somethings? Part two.
With emigration taking its toll, we look at the Ireland that is being left behind. In part two, education and sport.
Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights
A pamphlet published by two unions and Sinn Féin gives details of pay conditions as well as contact information for groups offering support to Irish migrants in the country.
If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side
The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.
Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination
Sometimes the lines outside the Irish consulate in Caracas are 200 people deep, forcing a rotating cadre of self-appointed leaders to maintain a 24-hour vigil to stop queue jumpers.
Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline
Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.
Irish man in Australia gets jail sentence for drunken attack on a bouncer
Nine news reports that Diarmaid Dooley will spend between 8 months to a year in jail.
9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia
It must be the law over there, or something.
Column: Our emigrated youth are still part of this country
As Ireland begins to recover its economy but continues to lose its youth, it’s more important than ever to forge strong ties with our diaspora, writes David Shanahan Burns.
Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead
MEP outlines her arguments for opposing Eirgrid’s Gridlink infrastructure plan, which would see giant pylons across rural areas.
Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?
High youth unemployment, education cuts, and JobBridge… am I the only one thinking the Government is trying to get rid of us?
Open Thread: Leave a Christmas message for your loved ones
Are you working out time difference to see when your loved ones will be up? Send your thoughts to those you’re missing.
Irish emigrants organise worldwide toast to highlight their right to vote
The We’re Coming Back is campaign says Ireland “completely disenfranchises its emigrants”.
Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter
Recruitment agency Servisource says that there are particular skill shortages in the areas of nursing and construction.
Over 600 Tipperary GAA club players have emigrated in the last five years
Approximately one-fifth have returned to Ireland in the same time frame.
WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants
Ah here.
Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe
As of 1 January this year, Ireland’s official population was 4,591,100.
Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago
Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.
Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits
While emigration can be sad, living abroad also exposes a person to new cultural challenges that can benefit them both as a person and as an employee, writes Amy Bracken.
Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community
The article quotes stats from a Christchurch sexual health clinic which has given details of appointments by Irish people but not on other nationalities.
Canada could outstrip Australia as top destination for Irish emigrants say they have confirmed 10,000 Canadian working visas for Irish workers next year and predict a rise to 15,000 in 2014.
Social Protection dept sends letters to Irish unemployed about jobs... in the UK
The department said that Irish people “are entitled to avail of any jobs on offer in other EU countries” and that the Jaguar Land Rover posts could be of interest to them.