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Tearful goodbyes as emigrants make their way back home after Christmas

Irish Times photographer Cyril Byrne visited Dublin Airport today to capture the queues and emotional goodbyes as emigrants made their way back home after the Christmas break.

Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 18:42

   

The Sunday after Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest at Dublin Airport, as Irish people living abroad make their way back home after the Christmas break in Ireland. Irish Times photographer Cyril Byrne visited Dublin Airport today to capture the queues and emotional goodbyes.

Betty Fitzpatrick from Blackrock in Dublin hands her grandchild Summer to her son-in-law Andy Patters as he and his wife Sineád left Dublin Airport today to return to Scotland after the Christmas break.

Lucas and Oscar Sheedy-Spannare with their mother Miriam and father Johan waiting for a flight to Stockholm after Christmas break in Clare.

Passengers leaving Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport today.

Lucas and Oscar Sheedy-Spannare waiting to leave Dublin Airport after their Christmas break at home in Clare.

Passengers leaving Dublin Airport today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times