Saturday 24th February 2018
Generation Emigration

Nurse. Come quick. It’s an emergency! Australia needs you Australian health boards are coming to Ireland to recruit Irish nurses, with the promise of better pay and prospects - and that famous Australian lifestyle, writes CIARA KENNY
‘I doubt I could have had such a fulfilling medical career if I had stayed in Ireland’ I treasure my Irish upbringing, but the sadness of leaving Ireland has been compensated by the benefits of the life I have made for myself as a consultant in the US over the last 43 years, writes Brian Connolly.
Left behind by emigration, but determined to stay As one of just two of my classmates still living in Ireland, I know moving abroad would bring me better employment and social opportunites, but I am determined to create a professional life for myself here, writes Bridget Fitzsimons.
Getting to the heart of the young Irish An initiative, launched by President Michael D Higgins, aims to harness the potential of a new generation by offering them a platform to help chart a new direction and vision for the country, writes Carl O'Brien
Au pairing as a test run for emigration Working in Spain for the summer has given me a taste of what it might be like to emigrate when I finish my degree, writes Jane O'Faherty in Valencia.
Will we be able to come back? As we form relationships abroad, move up the career ladder and think about buying property, we are increasingly becoming at home in the countries we live in, but many of us still plan to return to Ireland eventually. The question is will we be able to when the time comes, asks Fiona Sneyd.
Have your say: what would you ask the President? President Michael D Higgins will be interviewed by The Irish Times later this week. We're inviting Generation Emigration readers to submit questions or thoughts they would like to ask or share about being young and Irish, including about emigration.
The non-entitled generation Those of us who finished school just as recession hit never really experienced ‘the good times’, but it’s not such a bad thing. We expect to have to work hard, writes Louise Hogan.