Tuesday 16th September 2014
Generation Emigration

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Swiss life through a Cavan girl’s eyes Ireland will always be 'home', but Switzerland, with its stunning natural beauty, outdoors lifestyle and excellent healthcare system, is where my family's future lies, writes Claire Moran
‘Every time I go home, it gets harder to come back’ WILD GEESE: Denise Hession, blogger, Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi is good for families, but consider costs when weighing up salaries
The UN wants to hear your migration story The United Nations is in the process of preparing a World Youth Report on migration and development, and is looking for Irish people aged 15-35 to contribute their personal stories and perspectives on how migration affects them.
Gallery: Moving our family from Dublin to Nova Scotia Uprooting our family and moving to Nova Scotia was one of the most difficult things we have been through. This slideshow traces our journey through the packing stages, the difficult goodbyes and the trip to Canada itself, writes Cyndi Fendley Sweeney
Guns: Enough to make you want to go home Do I want my children growing up in a country where school doors are locked in fear of a massacre, asks Carole Coleman
Testimony: A poem for my daughter on her departure As the cardboard boxes stood in the hall and the packing process was underway, Margaret O'Donnell was inspired to write a poem reflecting on her daughter's life and her departure for London in search of work as an architect.
The complexities of naming Irish babies in Poland We chose a common Irish name for our Irish-Polish daughter, but the authorities almost rejected it as they said it sounds like a squealing cat, writes Damien Moran
America feels shallow after holidays in Ireland When we come home we are surrounded by the places we were born, went to school, remember of old; and people who have known us all our lives, or half our lives, or before we even were, writes Christine Doran