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#Emigration

# emigration - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Another sad product of emigration, funerals can now be streamed online
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Another sad product of emigration, funerals can now be streamed online

Mar 19th 2014, 6:11 PM 18,455 Views 15 Comments

The business hopes to offer a practical solution to Irish people that have emigrated who can’t return home.

# emigration - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants
# College Fund
# College Fund

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

Mar 18th 2014, 2:20 PM 18,594 Views 33 Comments

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
# Emigration
# Emigration

Requests for €15.5m to help Irish people living abroad

Mar 17th 2014, 8:15 AM 10,615 Views 28 Comments

A programme in Eamon Gilmore’s department provides funding to organisations supporting Irish communities abroad.

# emigration - Sunday 16 March, 2014

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

Irish lads write gas song about emigrating from Cork to Australia

Mar 16th 2014, 3:23 PM 5,381 Views 4 Comments

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
# Go To Granny

Emotional ad sees Irish parents meet their granddaughter for the first time

Mar 14th 2014, 5:11 PM 34,268 Views 38 Comments

Can’t cope.

Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes
# Crazy Eh?
# Crazy Eh?

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

Mar 14th 2014, 11:32 AM 22,556 Views 97 Comments

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
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora

Mar 11th 2014, 1:37 PM 7,138 Views 153 Comments

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?
# Payday
# Payday

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Mar 6th 2014, 2:06 PM 19,255 Views 65 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:48 PM 4,795 Views 29 Comments

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...
# Return To Sender
# Return To Sender

This is the letter the HSE is sending to ask people if they've emigrated...

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 35,511 Views 47 Comments

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"
# Flight Of The Young
# Flight Of The Young

"We'd rather be poor with our people around us, than have opportunities in a different world"

Mar 1st 2014, 8:30 PM 22,270 Views 56 Comments

From the outside looking in. Irish emigrants tell their stories.

# emigration - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?
# Girls Interrupted
# Girls Interrupted

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?

Feb 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 137 Views 29 Comments

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
# G Tayto
# G Tayto

Good news for ex-pats: Tayto is to be freely available in Australia and New Zealand

Feb 16th 2014, 3:08 PM 36,043 Views 91 Comments

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
# Emigrant Voices
# Emigrant Voices

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Feb 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 39 Views 103 Comments

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.
# Flight Of The Young
# Flight Of The Young

Ireland's lost generation: What happened without the 20-somethings? Part two.

Feb 8th 2014, 8:30 PM 29,780 Views 47 Comments

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
# Emigration
# Emigration

Leaving to work in Australia? Make sure you know your rights

Feb 5th 2014, 7:45 AM 13,324 Views 28 Comments

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
# Gallant Allies
# Gallant Allies

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:21 PM 7,457 Views 97 Comments

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
# Best And Brightest
# Best And Brightest

Venezuela's youth are abandoning their homeland, Ireland is their destination

Feb 1st 2014, 10:00 AM 23,832 Views 137 Comments

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
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:31 PM 8,129 Views 17 Comments

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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish man in Australia gets jail sentence for drunken attack on a bouncer

Jan 27th 2014, 10:18 AM 40,466 Views 79 Comments

Nine news reports that Diarmaid Dooley will spend between 8 months to a year in jail.

# emigration - Monday 20 January, 2014

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

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

Jan 20th 2014, 9:30 PM 71,584 Views 89 Comments

It must be the law over there, or something.

# emigration - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Column: Our emigrated youth are still part of this country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our emigrated youth are still part of this country

Jan 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 62 Views 74 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Phil Prendergast: 8 reasons why pylons should not go ahead

Jan 9th 2014, 11:30 PM 1,873 Views 124 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Operation Emigration – is the Government trying to give us the shove?

Jan 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 32 Views 71 Comments

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
# Missing You
# Missing You

Open Thread: Leave a Christmas message for your loved ones

Dec 24th 2013, 6:00 PM 13,079 Views 52 Comments

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
# Emigration
# Emigration

Irish emigrants organise worldwide toast to highlight their right to vote

Dec 19th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,978 Views 122 Comments

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
# Skill Shortages
# Skill Shortages

Home for Christmas? Stay and check out job prospects says recruiter

Dec 16th 2013, 10:34 AM 9,316 Views 18 Comments

Recruitment agency Servisource says that there are particular skill shortages in the areas of nursing and construction.

# emigration - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

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

Over 600 Tipperary GAA club players have emigrated in the last five years

Dec 3rd 2013, 9:30 PM 17,946 Views 28 Comments

Approximately one-fifth have returned to Ireland in the same time frame.

# emigration - Friday 29 November, 2013

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

WATCH: The Irish Christmas song dedicated to emigrants

Nov 29th 2013, 10:53 AM 4,896 Views 5 Comments

Ah here.

# emigration - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe
# Three From Three
# Three From Three

Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe

Nov 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 17,173 Views 95 Comments

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
# Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Oct 26th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,131 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits

Oct 15th 2013, 1:20 PM 475 Views 79 Comments

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
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish in NZ angered by article quoting rates of 'sex-disease' in community

Oct 12th 2013, 2:25 PM 31,959 Views 64 Comments

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
# Where To?
# Where To?

Canada could outstrip Australia as top destination for Irish emigrants

Oct 9th 2013, 11:00 AM 11,384 Views 103 Comments

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
# Emigration
# Emigration

Social Protection dept sends letters to Irish unemployed about jobs... in the UK

Oct 5th 2013, 8:30 AM 10,723 Views 65 Comments

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'
# Emigration
# Emigration

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

Sep 30th 2013, 12:27 PM 6,571 Views 69 Comments

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
# Ccven
# Ccven

Constitutional Convention will recommend votes for Irish abroad

Sep 29th 2013, 2:44 PM 6,532 Views 120 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 28th 2013, 10:01 AM 12,482 Views 229 Comments

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
# Ccven
# Ccven

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

Sep 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,981 Views 34 Comments

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'
# Emigration
# Emigration

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

Sep 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 7,194 Views 112 Comments

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