News of the week
Finding your dream home in Oz, President’s US visit, travel insurance problems and GAA clubs assisting Perth police: this week’s round up of emigration-related stories from irishtimes.com.
Live register static at 14.3% The number of people signing on the Live Register increased by 100 in April, with the standardised unemployment rate remaining static at 14.3 per cent. Steven Carroll, 2 May.
Talking Property Only expats can afford to buy now. Isabel Morton, 3 May.
Finding your dream home in Oz Many Irish families are moving to Australia, but house prices and rents are rising, so you need to do your homework. Ciara Kenny, 3 May.
President’s visit to Irish centres ‘the most important I will make’ President Michael D Higgins visits Irish centres in New York during 3-day state visit to the US. Lara Marlowe, 3 May.
A sort of homecoming Tom Murphy’s stark portrayals of emigration and its emotional consequences make a welcome return to the Irish stage. Sara Keating, 5 May.
Does anyone love Europe anymore? With a treaty referendum and a Eurovision looming, and Euro-emotions running high, a selection of Irish people reflect on their – and our – relationship with the continent, its culture and its institutions. 5 May.
Same old uphill struggle for New York All-Ireland football championship officially began when Sligo and New York met in the Bronx last Sunday. Keith Duggan, 5 May.
President’s Famine speech enraptures listeners Mr Higgins received standing ovations as he recalled the ‘salient facts of the calamity’. Lara Marlowe, 7 May.
Medical report costs an arm and a leg “Absurd” credit card charges for expats and problems wih travel insurance in Canada covered by Conor Pope’s Consumer Queries column, 8 May.
An Irishman’s Diary Frank McNally on Thomas John Ward, one of at least 29 Irishmen who died in the US army’s “forgotten war” in Korea. 9 May.
Police in Perth to seek help from GAA clubs Police in Perth are seeking the assistance of GAA clubs to combat antisocial behaviour by young Irish emigrants. Pádraig Collins, 9 May.