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News of the week

Catch up with all the stories relating to emigration or the Irish abroad in the past week on in our weekly news round-up.

Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 09:16


Number signing on Live Register rises by 1,700 Steven Carroll, 1 December.

Budget to contain jobs measures Éamon Ó Cuív said the decrease of 5,000 under-25s on the Live Register was explained by the “extraordinary” emigration levels. Michael O’Regan, 1 December.

Leaving all the old familiar places Saddened by the return of emigration as a normality for Irish people, photographer David Monahan began his ‘Leaving Dublin’ project, capturing soon-to-be emigrants at locations around the city. Ciara Kenny, 2 December.

The only way is up for female engineers willing to travel Áine Brazil, structural engineer and vice-chairwoman of Thornton Tomesetti in New York interviewed by Joanne Hunt as part of the Wild Geese: emigrant business leaders on opportunities abroad series, 2 December.

The friendly face that can work wonders when times are hard “It is the painful questioning of identity that comes with emigration that was so well and simply explored” writes Bernice Harrison in her review of RTE’s Small World, 3 December.

Humour, the Angelus and Mammy. What Irish emigrants miss Responses to last week’s Generation Emigration Have Your Say printed in the Weekend Review, 3 December.

Joxer goes to Poznan: a long-overdue trip to the Catholic cousins in Poland So many Irish now live in Warsaw that it has its own GAA club, writes Derek Scally, 3 December.

Every Wednesday, we publish a post linking to the stories that caught our eye on in the past week, relating to emigration or the Irish abroad. If we’ve missed anything, or you would like to post a link to another site that you think would be of interest to readers, please do so in the comments section below.