Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Generation Emigration

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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.
‘I doubt I could have had such a fulfilling medical career if I had stayed in Ireland’ I treasure my Irish upbringing, but the sadness of leaving Ireland has been compensated by the benefits of the life I have made for myself as a consultant in the US over the last 43 years, writes Brian Connolly.
Thanksgiving: The Grinch who won’t steal my Irish Christmas I am thankful for the festivities the Thanksgiving week brings here in the US, but I will be making my relatives do the turkey thing all over again five weeks from now for a very Irish Christmas celebration, writes Carole Coleman.
Emigration news of the week The Gathering "shakedown", making Dublin better, exodus of scientists and the tragic death of two boys in Hurricane Sandy: this week’s round-up of emigration-related stories from irishtimes.com
Renewed hope for undocumented Irish in US A new era of openness towards immigration reform in the US has led to renewed hope for thousands of ‘undocumented’ Irish, writes Mark Hilliard.
‘The emigrant experience is the struggle of being split’ When poet Sarah Griffin moved to San Francisco this year she felt alone. Then she met Irish writer Ethel Rohan, who made the same journey some 20 years previously. Their shared experiences gave them both solace.
Soldiering through the US Gaelic league 2005: Some US soldiers coming home from Iraq stop in Shannon. They notice locals playing an unusual game. They learn it and, this year, become American hurling heroes. NIAMH SWEENEY reports on the changing face of Gaelic games in North America
Becoming a US citizen to vote for Obama Fiona Weigant will cast her first ballot in a US presidential election this November. She reports today from the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, where Bill Clinton endorsed Barack Obama last night.