Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy  being launched by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan at Government Buildings, Dublin, on  Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Ciara Kenny/The Irish Times

Relationship between Ireland and emigrants ‘must be built on trust, respect and reciprocity’

Joey Kavanagh: ‘The referendum represents a crucial milestone for the equality movement in Ireland and I wanted to play my part.’

Irish man living in London set up Get the Boat 2 Vote campaign to encourage others to travel home

The first round of IEC working holiday visas for Canada were snapped up in a record seven minutes last year, and the second round in half an hour. Image: Getty

The International Experience Canada programme will open for Irish applicants soon. Here’s how to prepare

Brian Cummins, pictured with his wife Caoimhe and son Daithi: ‘That Irish parochial sense of community is evident in Abu Dhabi through the hard working Irish Society, a successful GAA club, a soccer team, golf society and a drama group.’

My Gulf: Founder of Brian Cummins shares his advice for Irish expats

The number of Irish people packing their bags and heading to Australia peaking at 18,200 in 2012, according to the CSO. Illustration: Chris Ware/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images

Number of visas for Irish backpackers and skilled workers fell by 43% last year

The Irish population in the the United Arab Emirates now numbers around 7,000, mainly in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph: iStock

Tax-free salaries are a huge draw, and there’s plenty of work available across a range of industries

An important element of life in the Islamic Gulf States is how women are treated, and this tends to vary depending on the strictness of the regime in each of the states.

Irish people need to be prepared for a very different way of life

Domville Woods in Santry Demesne, winner of the RIAI Silver Medal for housing, incorporated existing mature trees on the site into the design. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Development shows ‘there’s no need to compromise’ in design excellence for affordable housing, says RIAI president

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