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
‘I want to return home, but that means a new career’I have worked all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East helping to organise democratic elections with the EU and UN, but I still see Ireland as home and would love to return full-time someday, says NIALL McCANN
- November 16, 2012, 10:33
Learning the local tonguesIt would have been easy to get by speaking English in Brussels, but improving my French and taking up Flemish has offered me more of an insight into two very different but overlapping sides of Belgian culture, writes Deirdre Lennon.
- September 4, 2012, 11:40
I’m happy to be part of generation emigrationIt’s a shame that the discourse surrounding youth emigration is so negative, writes Sarah Keane in Brussels.
- December 17, 2011, 06:00
“Moving back to Ireland is not in my plan, but none of it ever was”Marc de faoite has lived in London, Brussels, France, India and Malaysia. He has found himself and lost himself around the world, and moving back to Ireland is not in the plan, he writes.
- November 19, 2011, 12:08