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News of the week

Catch up with all the stories relating to emigration or the Irish abroad last week on in our weekly news round-up.

Wed, Nov 30, 2011, 10:57


Property Clinic Advice on tax issues for emigrants renting out their Irish home, 24 November.

Canada, China and therapy, all via Skype “Pity I never had the energy to emigrate,” writes Michael Harding, 25 November.

“I got homesick. All I want is to be back in Ireland again” Living in Australia on and off since 2007, Darren Gaffney found he missed home more, not less, as the years passed. In the fifth of our weekly Generation Emigration interviews, he described how he “felt a huge weight lift” after deciding to move back to Ireland for good next year. 25 November.

More than one string to this commerce graduate’s bow Nigel Lambe, owner of WJ King Brewery in West Sussex interviewed by Joanne Hunt as part of the Wild Geese: emigrant business leaders on opportunities abroad series, 25 November.

7,500 Irish fans travelled to Rugby World Cup Just 3,981 arrived from Ireland, but 15,000 to 20,000 attended each Irish match, mostly made up of long-term NZ residents and recent emigrants in NZ and Australia, writes Ronan McGreevy, 26 November.

From home to home on your holidays House swaps are a good way for Irish families to visit relatives in Australia and NZ, writes Sandra O’Connell, 26 November.

What Larry, Aaron, Declan, Kate, Stephen and Heather did next Review of RTÉ’s Arrivals documentary, Bernice Harrison, 26 November.
Nostalgia is a growth industry in these tough times Theatrical productions centred on women characters of the past have been selling out countrywide, writes Ann Marie Hourihane, 28 November.

Irish cloud computing firm to create 75 jobs Ammeon cloud computing is hoping to attract both graduates and experienced emigrants returning to Ireland to fill 75 positions at its Dublin and UK operations, writes Ciara O’Brien, 28 November.

Up to 1,200 jobs in Australia on offer The Australia Employment Expo 2011 at the Aviva Stadium featured 18 employers seeking to fill posts as soon as possible in fields such as engineering, nursing and construction, writes Fiona Gartland, 28 November.

Pilot scheme aims to reconnect GAA clubs in the US partner with Ireland Reaching Out project to attract the Irish diaspora back to Ireland and encourage interest in their heritage, writes Seán Moran, 29 November.

Every Wednesday, we publish a post linking to the stories that caught our eye on in the past week, relating to emigration or the Irish abroad. If we’ve missed anything, or you would like to post a link to another site that you think would be of interest to readers, please do so in the comments section below. Think of it as a community noticeboard to post interesting bits and bobs, info about upcoming events, etc…