Monday 22nd December 2014
Generation Emigration

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Are Irish eyes really smiling in Western Australia? Meeting with an Irish TD in Australia gave me an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to be here, writes founding member of the Irish Families in Perth group Karen Hennessy.
‘The bad behaviour of some young emigrants makes me ashamed’ For the first time in my life I feel my accent could stand against me professionally and socially, as the bad behaviour of some young Irish people in Australia is tarnishing the reputation of us all, writes Carol Gibney.
Coping without grannies, granddads, uncles and aunts Being far from family means we have to create new support networks for ourselves abroad, writes Clare Calvey.
Christmas away from home Having spent much of her young adult life overseas, Lynn McDonnell has found herself in Nepal, Korea and Australia for four of the past five Christmases.
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