Tuesday 20th February 2018
Generation Emigration


Destination in Focus: South Korea Practical advice on visas, finding a job and a place to live in South Korea, with useful links to Irish organisations, social and business networks and emergency assistance, prepared in collaboration with the Irish Association of Korea.
The visiting emigrant’s impression: ‘People weren’t splashing the cash’ Thousands of Irish people living overseas made their way back to Ireland for Christmas. Ciara Kenny spoke to emigrants new and old to see what they thought of the country while here.
Irish students at Harvard As the government looks likely to introduce fees in Irish universities, Steven Lydon, an Irish PhD student in German Philosophy at Harvard sought out fellow Irish students at the university to find out their reasons for emigrating, how they have adapted, and what they think of developments back home.
Welcome home Irish Times journalists visited Dublin airport to speak to groups of families and friends as they welcome their loved ones home for Christmas.
Australia is home for now, but I want my kids to grow up in Ireland Ciaran Turbitt will begin his married life in Australia where there is sunshine and plenty of work, but when the time comes to raise kids, he would rather be back in Ireland.
Christmas message from President Michael D. Higgins President Michael D.Higgins extends his Christmas wishes to "everyone here in Ireland, and to our extended global family across the world".
Christmas away from home Having spent much of her young adult life overseas, Lynn McDonnell has found herself in Nepal, Korea and Australia for four of the past five Christmases.
Have your say: How will you be spending Christmas Day? Will you be having a traditional roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings in your Aunty Mary's, or a barbecue on Bondi Beach? Wheter abroad or back in Ireland, we want to know how you will be spending Christmas Day.