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#Irish Abroad

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year

18-29 year-olds comprise a whopping 78% of Irish visa applicants.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad

Earlier, the US State Department official responsible for overseeing the country’s entire J1-visa program said our reputation has not been entirely trashed.

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Road tripping in Mexico, working with ex-cons – then putting it all on YouTube. Aaah, the J1 experience

From the 1970s to today, former J1-ers share their memories about good times in the USA.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Charlie Flanagan says students who destroyed San Francisco apartment ‘let Ireland down’

The Foreign Affairs Minister has been speaking about the case this morning.

# irish-abroad - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The Score Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer’s Bath go top Exiles

Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer’s Bath go top

We counted 25 Irish players involved in the English Premiership and Championship over the weekend.

Mother of Michael Dwyer: ‘We were followed and intimidated in Bolivia’

Caroline Dwyer also described finally seeing the room where her son died.

From The Score Grenoble back to winning ways while Coughlan’s Pro D2 charge continues Irish Abroad

Grenoble back to winning ways while Coughlan’s Pro D2 charge continues

Here’s how the Irishmen based in France got on over the weekend.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 21 September, 2014

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Two Irish men critically injured after dramatic Florida plane crash

The private aircraft hit a tree before crash landing in a park.

# irish-abroad - Friday 12 September, 2014

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

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

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

# irish-abroad - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From The Score James Coughlan’s Pau lead Pro D2 after O’Sullivan’s Biarritz lose Irish Abroad

James Coughlan’s Pau lead Pro D2 after O’Sullivan’s Biarritz lose

The former Munster No. 8 has had a good start to life under Simon Mannix in France.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From Business ETC Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn Whopper Deal

Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn

Tim Hortons is a Canadian institution but is being bought mainly for tax reasons.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 23 August, 2014

These politicians making waves abroad could have been your local TD

Irish emigration works in mysterious ways…

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Living in Australia or Canada? Good choice says The Economist, Dublin not so much

Melbourne is the best city to live worldwide but Dublin is way down the list.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Missing Irish surfer Stuart Butler has still not been found

The 19-year-old got into difficult in the waters off Byron Bay on Saturday.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Irish surfer goes missing in the waters off Byron Bay in Australia

The man was surfing with two friends who were rescued.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 19 July, 2014

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?

What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 6 July, 2014

From The Score GAA in Vancouver – providing a vital link to home for 40 years and counting Seriously West Coast This post contains videos

GAA in Vancouver – providing a vital link to home for 40 years and counting

The Irish Social and Sporting Club is going strong in Canada’s western province.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 12 June, 2014

From The Score Irishmen Cahill, Rowley and Sandford set for the Premiership with London Welsh Irish Abroad

Irishmen Cahill, Rowley and Sandford set for the Premiership with London Welsh

Three more Irish players will be involved in England’s top tier next season.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Score O’Sullivan’s Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans Additions

O’Sullivan’s Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans

The former Ireland head coach welcomes an All Black and a Wallaby on board in the south of France.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

The family of a previously unidentified injured Irishman in Bali have been contacted

A Facebook campaign was launched to identify the man.

From The Score Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O’Sullivan Irish Abroad

Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O’Sullivan

Benoît August and Pierre Chadebech will aid the Irishman in setting his structures at the Pro D2 club.

# irish-abroad - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Score Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion Irish Abroad

Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion

There were Irishmen involved in the semi-finals of the Pro D2, Aviva Premiership and RFU Championship.

# irish-abroad - Friday 16 May, 2014

From The Score Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership’s leading Director of Rugby Irish Abroad

Irishman Mark McCall named as Premiership’s leading Director of Rugby

The former Ulster head coach’s excellent work in England has been recognised at the end-of-season awards.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Irishman in Dubai to be deported for flicking his middle-finger at a motorist

Conor Hayes will deported after he spends one-month in prison for public obscenity.

# irish-abroad - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Score Irish wing Monahan among the tries again as Morris advances to semi-finals Irish Abroad

Irish wing Monahan among the tries again as Morris advances to semi-finals

Here’s how the Irish-qualified players in the English Premiership and Championship got on over the weekend.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Score Irish influence helps Rotherham to narrow Championship play-off defeat Exiles

Irish influence helps Rotherham to narrow Championship play-off defeat

Sean Scanlon, Michael Keating and Charlie Mulchrone started for the Titans in their semi-final first leg.

# irish-abroad - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Score Niall Morris proving there’s life after Leinster Irish Abroad

Niall Morris proving there’s life after Leinster

The Irish fullback is preparing himself for the Aviva Premiership play-offs, with Leicester Tigers.

# irish-abroad - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The Score ‘There’ll be no dumbing down of the sport’ – Inside UCF’s preparations for the Croke Park Classic States Visit

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish Irish Abroad

Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish

The 21-year-old will be playing his rugby in the English Championship next season.

# irish-abroad - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in England

There were 25 Irish-qualified players involved in the Premiership and Championship action over the past few days.

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Quebec says ‘Non’: Separatists who want to leave Canada handed crushing defeat

Quebec has had two referendums on sovereignty. The last such vote, in 1995, narrowly rejected independence.

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

# irish-abroad - Monday 31 March, 2014

Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine

ABC News reports that it is believed that 27-year-old Kevin Browne slipped and fell from rigging at the Hard Times mine in Queensland.

From The Daily Edge Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera BEGORRAH

Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera

You wouldn’t bring this pair home to your mammy.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From The Score Jonny Sexton kicks 17 points to help Racing to vital victory in Parisian derby Irish Abroad

Jonny Sexton kicks 17 points to help Racing to vital victory in Parisian derby

The Ireland out-half played an important part in his side’s Top 14 success over Stade Français.

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