I should have got to know my country when I couldMoving to France has made me realise I wasted my youth watching American cartoons and playing video games. I should have got to know Ireland, its landscape, language, culture and customs while I had the chance, writes David Burns.
- January 15, 2013, 01:00
Non, je ne regrette rienWages are low in France, but the food is great, wine is cheap, and we have beaches and ski slopes on our doorstep, writes KAREN O'REILLY
- December 11, 2012, 09:48
Talking the talkGetting to grips with the local language can be one of the biggest challenges faced by emigrants as they settle into their new life abroad. RUADHÁN MAC CORMAIC , DEREK SCALLY and CLIFFORD COONAN speak to those who have made an effort to learn, and others who are getting on without.
- August 10, 2012, 10:32
Calvados, scallops and a turkey fresh from the farmPreparing for the Christmas feast in Normandy is a little different to shopping in Tesco, writes Liz Ryan, in an extract from her book French Leave.
- December 24, 2011, 06:00
“I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else”Isabel McCann was an immigrant in Ireland as a child. Since moving back to Paris to pursue a career in acting recently, she has rediscovered an appreciation for the warmth and friendliness of Irish people, and the decency of Irish …
- November 22, 2011, 13:36
“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
“I emigrated when I had a choice because what was happening was untenable”Disillusioned with life in Ireland during the boom, Aidan Boyce emigrated to France before moving again to the US.
- November 14, 2011, 14:19