Monday 29th December 2014
Generation Emigration

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‘Emigration was supposed to be the easy way out’ Leaving Ireland takes organisation, planning and most of all, courage - as speech and language therapist Mary Coleman has discovered since making the decision to go
Staying involved in Irish politics from afar I would urge all Irish people living abroad to re-engage with the political system in Ireland and call for a vote in elections, regardless of whatever political hue you may have, writes Eoin Neylon
Diary entry: Job hunting in London, 1979 'Only a moral dwarf would even consider accepting a job like this. -- And I was that dwarf.' Barry McKinley shares an entry from his diary in 1979 when he first left home to work in the UK, which 'shows how things change, and yet stay the same'.
Mobile technology with a personal touch WILD GEESE: Kieran O’Keeffe, MobileWebAdz: A mobile adverts network founded by a Kerryman is growing fast
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.
Emigrant Christmases: ‘Skype was broken. But actually I was relieved’ 'Christmas outside, in a summer dress'... Five Irish emigrants around the world share their experiences of how they celebrated with Ciara Kenny
Irish-born population in England and Wales falls sharply in last decade The number of Irish-born people living in England and Wales fell by almost 125,000 in the last decade, according to the first detailed figures to emerge from last year’s census in Britain and Northern Ireland.
News of the week Irish Post debts, emigrant voting rights, egging the Taoiseach and emigrating doctors and nurses: a round-up of all the news stories relating to emigration and the Irish abroad on irishtimes.com this week.