Sunday 31st August 2014
Generation Emigration

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The non-entitled generation Those of us who finished school just as recession hit never really experienced ‘the good times’, but it’s not such a bad thing. We expect to have to work hard, writes Louise Hogan.
Irish in London gear up for Olympics With the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games taking place in London today, Ciara Kenny spoke with Irish emigrants in the city to find out how they are getting involved.
Shunning prospects in London for familiarity in Dublin London may have a glamorous publishing industry and exciting prospects, but it's not for me right now. I love my life in Dublin and I was on the verge of emigrating before I realised it, writes Vicky Notaro.
Returning the emigrant after death Bringing my father back to Ireland to be buried brought his emigration journey full circle, writes Keith Sharkey.
Everyone loves the Irish, even the Brits The Irish are welcomed by the overwhelming majority of people in the UK, and we shouldn't let the actions of an extreme minority obscure that fact, writes Shane Fitzgerald.
Leaving all the old, familiar places Saddened by the return of emigration as a normality for Irish people, photographer David Monahan began his ‘Leaving Dublin’ project, capturing soon-to-be emigrants at locations around the city. By CIARA KENNY
“I’m heading off for a while, don’t pity me” Knowing that finding work in Ireland would be tough, Rory Gleeson took up a construction job in London after finishing his final exams in Trinity College last summer. We shouldn't feel sorry for him, he says, he's excited about seeing the world.
“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.