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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Emigration

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big study finds 1 in 4 rural households have had someone emigrate
New research into Irish emigration has found clear evidence of a ‘brain drain’ with highly educated people choosing to move abroad to find work.
Column: The truths and costs of moving to London
Many young Irish people who have exhausted their job search at home are choosing to pop across the water to London – if you’re one of them, here are some much-needed tips, writes Jenny Conlon.
"There is nothing decided on welfare cap" - Joan Burton
Reports today say that cuts to Social Protection will amount to a welfare cap, but the Minister for Social Protection says nothing has been decided.
The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland
No matter how you go, it’s not easy. Here’s the worst of it.
Column: Australian politics is at a crossroads – a fact belied by a lacklustre election campaign
Thousands of young Irish men and women in Australia on working visas are becoming caught up in an ugly xenophobic campaign about keeping jobs for locals, writes NSW Senator Ursula Stephens.
Column: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland's youth is facing
The latest emigration figures offer little hope to the young people of Ireland – the government must act now and produce a national jobs strategy for young people, writes Joe O’Connor.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Ireland’s emigration figures and whether the UK is going to take military action in Syria.
Ten people emigrate from Ireland every hour
The number of under-14s in Ireland now numbers over a million, but a person leaves the country every six minutes.
Jobs Expo says it has more than 200 Irish positions on offer
Among the companies signed up to this event are KBC Bank, Citco Fund Services, Morgan McKinley and Hibernia Evros.
13 reasons you're better off than your friends who've moved to London
We’re having a ball here in Ireland, after all.
Returning Irish citizens must pay ‘non-EU fees’ of up to €20,000 for third-level education
The rules apply to students who have spent more than two years of the previous five outside the European Union.
Every single county has more long-term unemployed this year
Just three counties saw an overall drop in the Live Register – Limerick, Kerry and Clare.
Australia wants our tree surgeons and sheep shearers
Positions being offered by employers pay between €40,000 and €68,000.
Live Register falls by 3,200 in July
The number of people signing on for a year or more has decreased slightly, -1.3 per cent on July 2012.
Irish graduates in Australia sought for jobs back home
Recruiters at Robert Walters want Irish emigrants who have gained experience in financial services.
'There are better opportunities abroad' - young Labour councillor emigrates
Stephen Fitzpatrick, who served as Eamon Gilmore’s assistant, has resigned from his position on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to move to New Zealand.
Column: In a same-sex relationship with an American citizen? Here's what you should know
Irish citizens in same-sex relationships with US citizens or green card holders have new US immigration rights. Here’s what you should know about the changes, writes Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella
GAA club picks ‘Emigrants 15′ to show crippling effects of recession
Mayo club Kilmovee Shamrocks have lost a full team’s worth of players to emigration.
Nearly 1,000 jobs outside of Ireland advertised on government website
The Department of Social Protection is advertising hundreds of positions overseas for jobseekers in Ireland.
A government website is advertising excavation work for jobseekers... in Iraq
The position in the war-torn Middle East country is one of dozens advertised on the State training and employment agency’s website that are based outside of Ireland.
Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave
I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
Column: Why scapegoat the most vulnerable to protect the most powerful?
Immigrants have become the new enemy, writes Bobby Gilmore – who says if we are not careful protectionism, extreme nationalism, racism, ethno-centrism and exclusion will prevail in Europe.
Immigration reform passes crucial hurdle in US Senate
It is hoped the Senate will pass the bill, which provides a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million living illegally in the United States, by the July 4 break.
Column: What do you really know about emigrating?
Emigration from Ireland is once again a reality for many young people and their families – but how much do young people facing the prospect really know about the country they are emigrating to before they leave Ireland, asks Marie-Claire McAleer.
Many emigrants fled Ireland because they were the victims of sexual abuse
Physical and sexual abuse and parents with alcohol or drug problems were listed as some of the main reasons why people left Ireland in the past.
Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?
Isn’t it odd that, at the same time as we’re begging for amnesty for illegal immigrants in another country, we posses near Arizona Tea Party Republican levels of antipathy towards certain segments of our immigrant body at home, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: 'I'm living as an undocumented migrant in Ireland'
“Mary” has been living in Ireland since 2004 and says she can’t imagine her life anywhere else. Here, she explains what it’s like to live under the constant fear of deportation.
15 annoying things emigrants say
‘Would you not think about moving over?’
Most Irish emigrants 'want to return home' - if they can get a job
A report from the National Youth Council of Ireland says that many young Irish emigrants are moving abroad to experience new horizons and access greater opportunities.
One girl's reasons for 'un-emigrating' back to Ireland
Including chippers, Coppers and the craic.
Three Irish men shortlisted for 'best jobs in the world'
Rich Cullen is running around Australia in a green body suit as part of his campaign, while Allan Dixon is getting Irish politicians to do weird things with their hands.
Australia targeting Irish workers in social media campaign
Young people in Ireland, the UK and the USA will have seen ads from the Australian government over the past month.
Column: Micheál Martin’s response to anti-immigrant rhetoric was lily-livered
Kevin Sheahan sparked anger in Limerick’s council chamber when he demanded an ‘Irish first’ housing policy, but Micheál Martin has refused to properly sanction these anti-immigrant statements, writes Dr Matt Cannon.