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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Emigration

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# From the Archives
7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain
London Metropolitan University is documenting the history of Irish people in Britain. Here are just some of the things they’ve found for their archive.
# Your Say
Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?
USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.
# Youth Unemployment
USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme
Latest figures have shown that 30.8 per cent of those under 25 years of age are now unemployed.
Column: It can be a crowded nest when you still live at home with your parents
Due to ongoing economic problems the option of leaving the family home to start your own independent life is increasingly being put on the long finger, writes Tony Moore.
# Genealogy
Website aims to answer questions about our past
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will launch later today.
# Undocumented
Six in 10 Americans support citizenship path for illegals
Almost two-thirds of Americans favour a path to citizenship, with conditions, for undocumented immigrants.
Where in the world are Irish people emigrating to?
Did you know 39 Irish people are now living in Bolivia? That and more fascinating data can be found here…
# Ireland
This short film may make you reconsider emigrating
Newly-online Irish animation Origin tells the story of a young man on the brink of emigration – and how he discovers all that he can’t leave behind
# justice for Figerty
UPDATE: We have the latest on the Carlow house phone to Oz saga
The second parcel has arrived. And we have a photo of Figerty the dog.
# Emigration
Nearly half of potential emigrants already have full-time jobs: study
UCC research says 46 per cent of people who are thinking of leaving Ireland already have full-time jobs.
# Undocumented
Gilmore rings US Senators as pressure grows for deal on Irish illegals
The Tánaiste said the Government plans to use St Patrick’s Day to push for a deal on undocumented Irish workers in the US.
# Emigration
Australian police force poaching trained gardaí
A garda source told that the link to the Western Australian Police’s recruitment page has “gone viral” in recent days.
# Growth
ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013
The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.
# Australia
230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow
January 26 is Australia Day, when it is traditional for people from other countries to formally receive Aussie citizenship.
Column: ‘Island? Which island?’ – life as an Irish person in Japan
James Joyce? U2? Guinness? No – Halloween is the only thing that earns Ireland any kudos, writes Hannah Quinn.
# Oops
Polish Prime Minister embarrassed by Irish photo blunder
Prime Minister Donald Tusk launched a major initiative to promote Polish families – but used a photograph of Irish people by mistake.
# social history
In pics: Ellis Island and its 'huddled masses'
Archive photographs show “the tired, the poor” – and the occasional imposter Russian prince – who made up the millions passing through US immigration terminal from 1892.
# Ireland
VIDEO: What's this fella 'just saying' about Ireland?
“I’m just saying you might get sick of the wet weeks, 
the wet jeans, wet socks, wet funerals and wet streets.”
# Immigration
Irishwoman, illegal alien for 89 years, to become US citizen
Josephine Stout only discovered her undocumented status when her daughter was murdered and she had to care for her grandchildren.
# over to you
Open thread: Leave a Christmas message for your family and friends
Spending Christmas abroad? Send your thoughts to loved ones back home – or vice versa.
Column: What I’ll miss most about an Irish Christmas
The 12 pubs, the annual soap catch-up and the post-dinner snooze – Simon Growney will be thinking longingly of them in Thailand.
# Nurses
Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives
The New South Wales health board has launched a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.
# Jobs
Department defends underspend as unemployment stays at 14.8 per cent
The Department of Jobs has said that its performance must relate to services delivered and not money spent as figures show it underspent by €85 million in the first three quarters of 2012.
# Prime Numbers
Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers
Exactly HOW many people would be better off on the Dole? And just how many people emigrate from Ireland every day?
# Emigration
One new emigrant every five minutes, according to latest CSO figures
The latest population estimates from the Central Statistics Office show emigration is higher now than any time in the 1980s.
# Hospitality Industry
Australian Hotels Association looking to fill ‘thousands of hospitality jobs’
The AHA are hoping to find plenty of ‘experienced hospitality staff’ when they are in Dublin next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Column: Everybody seems to be leaving, but what about those of us left?
In these days of mass emigration, writes Stefanie Preissner, should we feel a responsibility to the country that raised us?
# Staying at Home
James Skehill: "Only for them I’d most definitely be abroad."
The man between the posts for Galway is hugely appreciative of the opportunity to line out in Croke Park next Sunday.
# Jobs
Irish? Under 30? An Australian hotel wants you
The country’s hotel association says employers are desperate to find waiters, chefs, bar staff and other workers.
Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden
The whiff of a favourite foodstuff, the emotional low of feeling ill – these are just two of the catalysts to awaken homesickness when you’re an expat, says Irishman-in-Japan Mark Boyle.
# Australia
Is Australia's mining boom really over? Experts disagree...
Irish workers hoping to find employment in Austria’s mining industry have been reassured that the boom, in terms of construction, is not over.
9 reasons why Home and Away has one million Facebook fans
Stone the flamin’ crows.
# Emigration
One in two has friend who left Ireland since 2007 – survey
Meanwhile, half of respondents to Sponge It survey say they think Ireland will be out of recession by 2016.
# workhouse
What has happened to Ireland's workhouses?
Decades after their mass closure by the new Irish Free State, communities are pulling together to save their local workhouse.
Column: ‘Unprecedented surge’ – a US lawyer’s view on Irish immigration
Limerick-born immigration lawyer Caro Kinsella gives the view from the US – as well as her tips for any Irish people looking to head Stateside.
# missive
Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s
Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.
# Census 2011
Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report
An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.