Saturday 20th September 2014
Generation Emigration

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Staying involved in Irish politics from afar I would urge all Irish people living abroad to re-engage with the political system in Ireland and call for a vote in elections, regardless of whatever political hue you may have, writes Eoin Neylon
News of the week Irish Post debts, emigrant voting rights, egging the Taoiseach and emigrating doctors and nurses: a round-up of all the news stories relating to emigration and the Irish abroad on irishtimes.com this week.
Getting to the heart of the young Irish An initiative, launched by President Michael D Higgins, aims to harness the potential of a new generation by offering them a platform to help chart a new direction and vision for the country, writes Carl O'Brien
Will we be able to come back? As we form relationships abroad, move up the career ladder and think about buying property, we are increasingly becoming at home in the countries we live in, but many of us still plan to return to Ireland eventually. The question is will we be able to when the time comes, asks Fiona Sneyd.
Have your say: what would you ask the President? President Michael D Higgins will be interviewed by The Irish Times later this week. We're inviting Generation Emigration readers to submit questions or thoughts they would like to ask or share about being young and Irish, including about emigration.
The frustration and guilt of watching Ireland’s struggle from afar The worst part about emigration is not about missing family and friends, but the frustration of watching crippling austerity measures from afar and being unable to contribute to Irish political life, writes Orla Hennessy in The Hague.
News of the week President's visit to London, emigrant voting, Hireland jobs, demise of the Irish pub and the Dublin pub scene, and retiring abroad: this week's round up of emigration-related stories from irishtimes.com.
Emigrant voting: Citizens should not lose their say in their home country This week, we’ll sit, disenfranchised, as we read of the unfolding events of the presidential race and referendum votes in the Irish Times, and chat about them on Twitter and Facebook and Skype. It's high time this changed, writes Noreen Bowden.