Friday 23rd February 2018
Generation Emigration

Half of would-be emigrants have full-time jobs, survey shows Some 44 per cent of those surveyed at the Working Abroad expos last week were over the age of 30
Is there any hope for young people who want to stay? The majority of our best brains (and best friends) are packing their bags and carrying their fine educations to faraway lands. Is there any hope for those of us who want to stay here, asks Carlynn McCarthy
Fall in unemployment figures ‘hides impact of emigration’ The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show the number of people claiming unemployment benefits fell again last month, resulting in a total drop of 11,051 since January last year.
Being away has made me change the way I see Ireland Being away from home at Christmas gives me time to reflect on what I've learned in the last year while teaching in Korea, writes Andrew Sweeney
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
How the pinch steals Christmas New technologies and cheap flights mean young emigrants are more connected with home at Christmas than their counterparts in the 1980s, but that doesn't necessarily make things easier for those who are reluctantly living abroad, or for those left behind, writes Alan Keane
Emigration ‘disguising unemployment crisis’ The number of people signing on the Live Register now stands at 432,300, or 14.6 per cent of the workforce, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office today.
My Generation: a poem 'Now my generation's leaving, a generation going away, a generation that didn't cause this mess, but the generation that has to pay.'