Staying involved in Irish politics from afarI 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
- February 7, 2013, 10:30
News of the weekIrish 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.
- December 1, 2012, 01:00
Getting to the heart of the young IrishAn 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
- August 24, 2012, 08:23
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.
- August 13, 2012, 17:24
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.
- August 13, 2012, 09:38
The frustration and guilt of watching Ireland’s struggle from afarThe 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.
- February 27, 2012, 01:00
News of the weekPresident'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.
- February 22, 2012, 10:54
Emigrant voting: Citizens should not lose their say in their home countryThis 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.
- October 25, 2011, 10:01