‘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
- March 4, 2013, 01:00
Staying involved in Irish politics from afarI 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
- February 7, 2013, 10:30
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'.
- February 5, 2013, 10:27
Mobile technology with a personal touchWILD GEESE: Kieran O’Keeffe, MobileWebAdz: A mobile adverts network founded by a Kerryman is growing fast
- January 25, 2013, 11:15
Testimony: A poem for my daughter on her departureAs 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.
- January 17, 2013, 10:32
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
- December 28, 2012, 17:09
Irish-born population in England and Wales falls sharply in last decadeThe 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.
- December 12, 2012, 12:01
News of the weekIrish 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.
- December 1, 2012, 01:00