Friday 23rd February 2018
Generation Emigration

Reflections on a homecoming: ‘The fight has gone out of Irish people’ Visiting emigrants share their impressions of Ireland while home for Christmas and New Year with Ciara Kenny
Home for holidays: emigrants welcomed home for Christmas VIDEO: The Irish Times visited Dublin Airport today to speak to groups of families and friends as they welcome their loved ones home for Christmas.
One last family Christmas in the Caribbean Our family faced bereavements, redundancy and cancer diagnosis this year. After a challenging 12 months, we're taking our teenagers for one last family Christmas in Martinique rather than making the trek back from Brussels to Dublin, writes Des Collins
Riding out the recession in the Middle East Tax-free salaries and a construction boom are attracting Irish workers to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but some struggle with the climate and culture, writes CIARA KENNY
What is the impact on children of having a parent working abroad? A psychology student in Trinity College is looking to interview families with one parent working overseas. Can you help?
Non, je ne regrette rien Wages are low in France, but the food is great, wine is cheap, and we have beaches and ski slopes on our doorstep, writes KAREN O'REILLY
First my uncle left, then my siblings, now my son For generations, Irish families have been saying goodbye to loved ones. But no parent wants to consider the possibility that it might be for good, writes ELAINE HARTIGAN
Are Irish eyes really smiling in Western Australia? Meeting with an Irish TD in Australia gave me an opportunity to reflect on how lucky we are to be here, writes founding member of the Irish Families in Perth group Karen Hennessy.