Monday 22nd December 2014
Generation Emigration

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St Patrick’s Day coverage on RTÉ A programme 'celebrating Irishness and its impact across the world' will stream on RTÉ online tonight, featuring interviews and performances at Áras an Uachtarain from some of Ireland's best musicians and minds
St Patrick’s Day message from the President: ‘We remember especially our Irish community abroad’ President Michael D Higgins says he is grateful to the diaspora 'for their continued connection and contribution to the country so many of them still call home'
President’s Christmas message to ‘all the Irish at home and abroad’ VIDEO: In his Christmas message today, President Michael D Higgins recognised the difficulties faced by families because of rising unemployment and emigration, but said Ireland is defined by its people and not its economic hardship.
Getting to the heart of the young Irish An 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
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.
News of the week President'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.