Between May 2008 and April 2014, 78,500 people moved from the Republic of Ireland to Australia.

While Australia’s beautiful beaches and a laidback outdoorsy lifestyle are a huge draw, one of the main reasons why the country has attracted so ma(...)

Despite a slowdown in the Australian economy, there are still almost 200 occupations on the Skilled Occupations List, which is a good indicator of your chances of finding a job.

Between May 2008 and April 2014, 78,500 Irish people moved from Ireland to Australia, making it the most popular destination outside the UK for pos(...)

Men’s football final: Dubai Celts play Qatar GAA at last year’s Asian Gaelic Games 4:15

As this article rolls off the presses in Ireland and goes online in the early hours of Saturday morning, on the other side of the world, more than 800(...)

‘When the opportunity arises to go the US on a short-term visa, the temptation can be very strong to stay, particularly in recessionary times, when there are no opportunities at home.”

Despite the historical popularity of the US as a destination for Irish people, barriers to entry, tightened in the aftermath of 9/11, have prevented m(...)

Engaging with our diaspora

The emigration of an estimated 200,000 young people and families during the past six years has caused serious damage to the fabric of society and has (...)

The researchers found that while the role of long-standing supports for the Irish abroad like the church or the Irish pub is diminishing, new social networks were emerging which are allowing emigrants to “self help”, especially online.

Recent Irish emigrants are younger, more professional and more networked than any previous generation but many are still experiencing mental health pr(...)

Initiatives such as the Gathering seek financial input from abroad but sometimes the money needs to flow the other way. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Most people [in Ireland] don’t give a s**t about the diaspora except to shake them down for a few quid,” was Gabriel Byrne’s immortal condemnation of(...)

Martin Chulov, foreign correspondent with  the Guardian: “Social media is information, journalism is what you do with it.”

Some 56 journalists have been killed in Syria in the past two years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, but security is only one chall(...)

Recent arrivals have been able to link in with long-established Irish communities via technology  rather than in the local Irish pub

In their working paper for a proposed “strategy for the Irish diaspora” in 2008, National University of Ireland researchers Mark Boyle and Rob (...)