Thursday 25th December 2014
Generation Emigration

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Half of would-be emigrants have full-time jobs, survey shows Some 44 per cent of those surveyed at the Working Abroad expos last week were over the age of 30
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
‘It’s difficult to emigrate, but moving home is harder’ I never intended to stay away from Ireland for so long. I don’t think most emigrants do when they first take flight, says Clare Waldron, who is returning to live in Ireland after 30 years abroad.
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.