Death at a distance: the worst phone call an emigrant can getNo one wants to hear a loved one is gravely ill, or worse, but being abroad makes it even harder to bear, writes Ciara Kenny
- February 8, 2013, 09:09
One last family Christmas in the CaribbeanOur family faced bereavements, redundancy and cancer diagnosis this year. After a challenging 12 months, we're taking our teenagers for one last family Christmas in Martinique rather than making the trek back from Brussels to Dublin, writes Des Collins
- December 18, 2012, 09:27
My mother, my DublinA recent visit back to Dublin made me realise how much I miss the country of my birth, a place I don't get to visit often since my mother's death, writes Philomena Grace-Lafortune in Canada.
- October 15, 2012, 11:02
When things go wrong far from homeFor Irish emigrants dealing with poverty, illness and even death, volunteer groups provide vital support, writes Ciara Kenny
- October 5, 2012, 09:14
Jim Stynes: Possibly the greatest Irish emigrant of them allIn losing Jim Stynes, we have not only lost a sporting hero, but one of the greatest and most successful Irish emigrants ever to leave our shores, writes Philip O'Connor.
- March 21, 2012, 01:00
Losing a father while far from homeRecently married and settling into an exciting new life in New York in 2010, Joe Buggy got the phone call that every emigrant dreads.
- February 6, 2012, 09:01