Thursday 22nd February 2018
Generation Emigration

St Patrick’s Day coverage on RTÉ A programme 'celebrating Irishness and its impact across the world' will stream on RTÉ online tonight, featuring interviews and performances at Áras an Uachtarain from some of Ireland's best musicians and minds
St Patrick’s Day Down Under: Beyond the glad tidings As a long departed Irish expat I now harbour mixed feelings about St Patrick’s Day, writes Philip Lynch in Tasmania
Promoting Ireland abroad on St Patrick’s Day This weekend, emigrants should make the most of the worldwide interest in all things Irish to champion the country in the places where we live, writes Niall McArdle
What expats are doing for St Pat’s St Patrick’s Day means much more to emigrants than it does to people in Ireland. Several Irish people abroad tell Ciara Kenny what they’ll be doing on March 17th
Spending St Patrick’s Day in Syria: an opportunity to reflect This weekend my thoughts will be of home on the Aran islands, but I’ll also reflect on how lucky I am in comparison to the people I work with in Syria, writes GOAL distribution manager Dave Terry
St Patrick’s Day message from the President: ‘We remember especially our Irish community abroad’ President Michael D Higgins says he is grateful to the diaspora 'for their continued connection and contribution to the country so many of them still call home'
St Patrick’s Day celebrations: share your plans Do you celebrate our national day and use it as an opportunity to promote Ireland, or are you indifferent to it? Share your plans with us.
Exploring the complexity of emigration and its impact In the coming weeks and months UCC researchers will be criss-crossing the country, personally visiting more than 2,000 households as well as surveying and interviewing emigrants themselves around the world to try to get an accurate picture of exactly who is emigrating and why, writes Piaras Mac Éinrí