Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Generation Emigration

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Jobseekers wanted: Working Abroad Expo in Dublin More than 70 exhibitors will be at the Working Abroad Expo at the RDS this weekend. Recruiters and employers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Middle East will be offering jobs to nurses and construction workers to cheesemakers and pork butchers.
Are Irish eyes really smiling in Western Australia? Meeting with an Irish TD in Australia gave me an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to be here, writes founding member of the Irish Families in Perth group Karen Hennessy.
My Generation: a poem 'Now my generation's leaving, a generation going away, a generation that didn't cause this mess, but the generation that has to pay.'
‘The bad behaviour of some young emigrants makes me ashamed’ For the first time in my life I feel my accent could stand against me professionally and socially, as the bad behaviour of some young Irish people in Australia is tarnishing the reputation of us all, writes Carol Gibney.
Coping without grannies, granddads, uncles and aunts Being far from family means we have to create new support networks for ourselves abroad, writes Clare Calvey.
Notes from another Paddy Down Under My Irish upbringing is embedded in my memory but I have forged a new life for myself in Australia and feel less and less Irish as the years go by, writes Philip Lynch.
Why we love where we live now: a response The entries to the recent Generation Emigration competition were a breath of fresh air; they proved we are open minded, generous, tolerant and good guests in foreign countries, writes Barbara Scully.
Postcards from abroad: Why we love where we live now More than 100 emigrants entered our recent competition to write short pieces about why they love their new homes. Here is a selection, sent with pics from all over the world. WINNER: Steven Lydon, Colombia.