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Generation Emigration: What’s it all about?

Today, The Irish Times launches Generation Emigration, an online and print initiative aimed at this current generation of mobile Irish citizens. It’s a two-way dialogue that will be curated and facilitated by Ciara Kenny.

Thu, Oct 20, 2011, 22:15

   

Last year, an average of more than 100 Irish people a day went overseas in search of opportunities and adventure. This mass exodus of Irish citizens will have a lasting impact on their lives, on the lives of those they’ve left behind, and on our society and economy.

Today, The Irish Times launches Generation Emigration, an online and print initiative aimed at this current generation of mobile Irish citizens. It’s a two-way dialogue that will be curated and facilitated by me, Ciara Kenny.

This blog will feature stories and opinion pieces from Irish people overseas and other guest contributors, news for the Irish community abroad, and a discussion section where readers can express opinions, ask questions and debate a range of issues relating to Irish emigration.

In print, the newspaper will highlight a different emigrant experience every Friday, through interviews with Irish people living in diverse locations around the world. The blog will host a version of the print article with some added multimedia material.

Readers are invited to contribute their views, news, experiences and stories. You can access the blog at www.irishtimes.com/blogs/generationemigration, follow it on Twitter @GenEmigration or on Facebook www.facebook.com/generationemigration, or email us on emigration@irishtimes.com.