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#Migration

# migration - Sunday 26 April, 2015

The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 AM 32,574 Views 31 Comments

Don’t forget these little guys are a protected species…

# migration - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
# Mind How You Go
# Mind How You Go

Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)

Mar 6th 2015, 6:08 AM 16,416 Views 17 Comments

A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.

# migration - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further
# Jobs
# Jobs

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

Nov 26th 2014, 7:15 PM 15,770 Views 86 Comments

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

# migration - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'
# Down But Not Out
# Down But Not Out

Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'

Sep 21st 2014, 4:30 PM 25,173 Views 35 Comments

A short documentary shows how the people of Ballydehob are dealing with unemployment and emigration.

# migration - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

Sep 15th 2014, 12:44 PM 4,697 Views 6 Comments

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

# migration - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."
# Ancestors
# Ancestors

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

Sep 12th 2014, 8:30 PM 8,306 Views 61 Comments

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# migration - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 324 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# migration - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Police find tunnel used to smuggle Mexicans into America
# Tijuana
# Tijuana

Police find tunnel used to smuggle Mexicans into America

Mar 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 19,669 Views 18 Comments

Three suspected people-traffickers were arrested.

# migration - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes
# Commuting
# Commuting

Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes

Feb 22nd 2014, 8:45 AM 15,406 Views 26 Comments

It also suggests that many ‘commuter migrants’ choose that lifestyle as a way of tackling large mortgages.

# migration - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years
# Migration
# Migration

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years

Dec 12th 2013, 5:22 PM 14,076 Views 74 Comments

The latest CSO figures also predict a ‘marked increase’ in the number of over 65s.

# migration - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration
# I Believe I Can Fly
From The Daily Edge
# I Believe I Can Fly

Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration

Nov 28th 2013, 4:19 PM 1,425 Views 0 Comments

It’s a geese tsunami.

# migration - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300
# Boat Tragedy
# Boat Tragedy

Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300

Oct 5th 2013, 11:10 AM 4,216 Views 2 Comments

Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.

# migration - Friday 6 September, 2013

Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad
# Come Work For Us
# Come Work For Us

Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad

Sep 6th 2013, 6:00 AM 9,392 Views 53 Comments

Almost 4 per cent of Ireland’s workers come from outside the European Economic Area, according to new ESRI research.

# migration - Friday 21 June, 2013

Column: Why scapegoat the most vulnerable to protect the most powerful?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why scapegoat the most vulnerable to protect the most powerful?

Jun 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 513 Views 37 Comments

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.

# migration - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?

Jun 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 27 Views 68 Comments

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.

# migration - Thursday 27 September, 2012

One new emigrant every five minutes, according to latest CSO figures
# Emigration
# Emigration

One new emigrant every five minutes, according to latest CSO figures

Sep 27th 2012, 11:50 AM 10,751 Views 102 Comments

The latest population estimates from the Central Statistics Office show emigration is higher now than any time in the 1980s.

# migration - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden

Aug 26th 2012, 8:15 AM 595 Views 82 Comments

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.

# migration - Saturday 21 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland

Jul 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 13,240 Views 33 Comments

Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.

# migration - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers
# Asylum
# Asylum

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

Jul 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,754 Views 14 Comments

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# migration - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?

Jun 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 528 Views 11 Comments

They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.

# migration - Friday 15 June, 2012

US to stop deporting young illegal immigrants
# Migration
# Migration

US to stop deporting young illegal immigrants

Jun 15th 2012, 6:50 PM 3,338 Views 5 Comments

Deferred action can be grated if applicants meet certain criteria and do not post a threat to US national security.

# migration - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland

May 27th 2012, 8:30 AM 164 Views 40 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe recalls how she arrived in Ireland 12 years ago, then worked her way up to find success. (And true love.)

# migration - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland
# Poverty
# Poverty

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland

Apr 10th 2012, 7:34 AM 7,439 Views 56 Comments

A new report from Social Justice Ireland says that of those living in poverty in Ireland, 200,000 are children. The organisation says that the social welfare system is not fit for purpose and should be replaced.

# migration - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Coming home: almost 20,000 Irish people returned before Census
# Census 2011
# Census 2011

Coming home: almost 20,000 Irish people returned before Census

Mar 29th 2012, 6:53 PM 5,070 Views 12 Comments

The majority of those came home from the UK, Australia and the US.

# migration - Friday 16 March, 2012

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'

Mar 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,181 Views 55 Comments

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is using this weekend’s celebrations to highlight the plight of what it says is an estimated 30,000 undocumented people in Ireland.

# migration - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application

Feb 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,177 Views 82 Comments

Lutfullah Shafaq, 23, has a degree, has never claimed benefits, and wants to work as an Irish taxpayer. So why is the Government restricting his movements?

# migration - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil

Dec 17th 2011, 6:50 PM 6,636 Views 162 Comments

The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.

# migration - Thursday 30 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Jun 30th 2011, 7:52 PM 1,540 Views 1 Comment

A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# migration - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Obama plans reform of US immigration system
# Migration
# Migration

Obama plans reform of US immigration system

May 11th 2011, 7:59 AM 623 Views 0 Comments

President Barack Obama has announced plans to create a path to legitimate citizenship for those currently living illegally within the United States.

# migration - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Emigrated from Ireland at 17, dead at 35 in a church alcove
# Death
# Death

Emigrated from Ireland at 17, dead at 35 in a church alcove

Feb 23rd 2011, 2:41 PM 6,524 Views 0 Comments

A New York Times article throws a sobering spotlight on one young Irish woman’s tragic end.