Belinda Ennis from Howth in Dublin dressed as a Christmas tree greeting her daughter Alex at Dublin Airport this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A thousand sparkly lights glinted above the arrivals door at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport early this morning, but nothing shone as bright as the mass(...)

Friends reunited at last year’s Emigrant Disco on the Saturday before Christmas.

What do you do as an event promoter when the crowd you organise gigs for, not to mind your own friends, have all left? For John Mahon, a former dir(...)

The IEC scheme allows people aged 18-35 from Ireland to work in Canada for up to two years, or three if they participate in the ‘international co-op’ category first.

Looking to go to Canada on a working holiday visa next year? The application system for the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme has been o(...)

A Generation Emigration panel of members of Ireland’s “creative diaspora” heard at Other Voices that attracting emigrants back to Ireland was not dependent on particular initiatives or incentives, but about making Ireland a more attractive place for everyone to live, whether they had left Ireland or not.

Ireland will have to reduce income tax rates if it is serious about encouraging high-earning Irish professionals living abroad to return to Ireland, (...)

Dave Tynan, Nicky Gogan and Joey Kavanagh are taking part in a panel discussion at Other Voices called Ireland’s Edge: Creativity, The Diaspora and Realising Potential.

At the Other Voices music festival this weekend, a conference will explore how arts and culture can drive Ireland’s competitiveness. A special Generat(...)

Barbara Murphy: ‘Knowing that even the new Irish are so willing to help out is just great; it’s  embedded in our DNA I think.’

All across the United States today, families and friends are gathering for a special dinner to express their love for one another and gratitu(...)

 On a  new summer camp programme, children of the Irish diaspora will  ‘learn about the country’s history and to experience the modern face of Ireland’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Children with Irish connections living in the US will be invited to Ireland next summer to participate in “an orientation course on what it is to be I(...)

Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fou(...)

IBRC inquiry: The Government has been told that Mr Justice Brian Cregan wants  another judge to assist him. Photograph: The Irish Times

Government officials will meet with Mr Justice Brian Cregan on Friday to discuss his concerns over the commission of inquiry into transactions at the (...)

Norah Casey: ’I often say Ireland Inc should have an ad on pregnancy sticks abroad, because as soon as someone has a baby, they want to come home to raise their kids in the local area where they grew up.’

Around 300 “key influencers” from the Irish diaspora will gather at Dublin Castle today for the fourth Global Irish Economic Forum. Ahead of a discus(...)