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Struggling emigrants in London, Christmases at home and abroad, and students worry for the future: this week’s round up of emigration stories from

Wed, Dec 28, 2011, 14:34


Carlos Swanson (right) is greeted by his children Zak and Zoe, Drogheda, Co Louth, after arriving from New Zealand into Dublin. Photographs: Frank Miller and Brian Gavin/Press 22

Offering a helping hand to struggling emigrants Mark Hennessy on the work of the Aisling Project in London, 22 December.

President inspired by Ireland’s resourcefulness President Michael D Higgins acknowledges in his Christmas message to the Irish at home and abroad that unemployment, financial insecurity and emigration “will cast a dark shadow” over many families this year. Mary Minihan, 22 December.

Happy Christmas Ireland: Season’s greetings from emigrants Emigrants spending Christmas abroad sent messages home through Generation Emigration, 23 December.

Green panda exploits opportunities in teh home of the red dragon Shane O’Neill, co-founder of Enter the Panda in Beijing interviewed by Joanne Hunt as part of the Wild Geese: emigrant business leaders on opportunities abroad series, 23 December.

Knock kept busy by festive flyers Tom Shiel, 23 December.

Overseas workers take railway trip of a lifetime Irish emigrants make 4500km journey from Perth to Sydney for Christmas. Tom Gilmore, 23 December.

Recent exiles make the most of the festive fare in the Big Apple Frieda Klotz, 23 December.

New emigrants met with banners and boquets, hugs and kisses Steven Carroll and Éanna Ó Caollaí spoke with emigrants arriving into Dublin airport for Christmas, 23 December.

The sacrifice of emigrants Rosaleen O’Connell, letter to the editor, 28 December.

Majority of students plan to emigrate, survey finds Cían Nihill, 28 December.