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#Emigration

# emigration - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

# emigration - Monday 17 March, 2014

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.

# emigration - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish lads write gas song about emigrating from Cork to Australia Mallow To Sydney

Irish lads write gas song about emigrating from Cork to Australia

Don’t forget you’re a proud Irish man.

# emigration - Friday 14 March, 2014

Emotional ad sees Irish parents meet their granddaughter for the first time Go To Granny This post contains videos

Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes

One person got visa number 301 just two minutes after registration opened.

# emigration - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'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.

# emigration - Thursday 6 March, 2014

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.

# emigration - Monday 3 March, 2014

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.

# emigration - Sunday 2 March, 2014

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.

# emigration - Saturday 1 March, 2014

"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.

# emigration - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Sunday 16 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Saturday 8 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Monday 3 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Saturday 1 February, 2014

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.

# emigration - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Older generation feeling 'harsh impact' of emigration, says helpline

Senior Help Line has seen a “worrying” increase in the number of calls.

# emigration - Monday 27 January, 2014

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.

# emigration - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia Down Under

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

It must be the law over there, or something.

# emigration - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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.

# emigration - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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?

# emigration - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

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.

# emigration - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Irish emigrants organise worldwide toast to highlight their right to vote

The We’re Coming Back is campaign says Ireland “completely disenfranchises its emigrants”.

# emigration - Monday 16 December, 2013

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.

# emigration - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From The42 Over 600 Tipperary GAA club players have emigrated in the last five years Player Drain

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.

# emigration - Friday 29 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants Totes Emosh

# emigration - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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.

# emigration - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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.

# emigration - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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.

# emigration - Saturday 12 October, 2013

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.

# emigration - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Canada could outstrip Australia as top destination for Irish emigrants

Visafirst.com say they have confirmed 10,000 Canadian working visas for Irish workers next year and predict a rise to 15,000 in 2014.

# emigration - Saturday 5 October, 2013

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.

# emigration - Monday 30 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'

Eamon Gilmore was responding to comments by Leo Varadkar that it is not normal for people in other countries on “pretty modest incomes” to hit the highest rate of tax.

# emigration - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Constitutional Convention will recommend votes for Irish abroad

The convention will recommend to the Government that they should consider a referendum on extending voting rights in Presidential elections to Irish citizens living outside the state.

# emigration - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish citizens living abroad have a vote in Irish elections?

The Convention on the Constitution is to debate the proposal today before submitting a report to the Government.

Convention on the Constitution to debate voting rights for Irish living abroad

The sixth meeting of the constitutional convention will feature members of the Irish communities in Australian, Germany, France, USA and Canada by way of video link.

# emigration - Friday 27 September, 2013

Minister: Of course I'm worried about the emigration 'brain drain'

Richard Bruton was responding to a new study about Irish people emigration that has been published today.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Happy Friday all. Here’s nine things to know this morning…