Ciara Kenny

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Canada’s rising popularity, and the ‘empty nesters’

Emigration stories in the paper this weekend

Aiden and Christine Connell just arrived in Vancouver this week. They feature in Jennifer Hough's article on Canada this weekend.

Sun, Jan 26, 2014, 15:00


In The Irish Times this weekend:

As Canada prepares to release a record number of two-year working-holiday visas for Irish people, Toronto-based Irish journalist Jennifer Hough takes a look at the rising popularity of the country as a destination for Irish emigrants, with advice on how to prepare your application for when the system opens shortly.

How do parents cope when children leave home or emigrate? Kate Holmquist takes a look at the experiences of Ireland’s 120,000 “empty nesters”, who often experience feelings of loss and tension. She offers some advice on how the departure of children can mark a new beginning for parents if planned properly.

There are 120,000 of them in Ireland. Parents often experience feelings of loss and tension when children leave home or emigrate. But, handled properly, it can mark a new beginning


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