Saturday 24th February 2018
Generation Emigration

Boston’s Irish immigrants: a community response to an international tragedy One thing that came to the fore in the aftermath of Monday's attacks is the strong sense of community forged between immigrants and locals
Seeing beyond stereotypes and getting to know a new place When you truly live in a new place rather than just pass through, you become acquainted with it in a slower, truer, more intimate way. It’s the great privilege of emigrating anywhere, writes American immigrant in Dublin Erin Fornoff
‘Making a new home does not take away the home you had’ It's springtime again in San Francisco and I can not summon, even on the toughest days, the homesickness that defined me for my first summer away, writes Sarah Griffin, with portrait photographs by David Monahan
Death at a distance: the worst phone call an emigrant can get No one wants to hear a loved one is gravely ill, or worse, but being abroad makes it even harder to bear, writes Ciara Kenny
Working holiday visas, Presidential speeches, and the continuing debate about ‘Ireland abandoners’ Articles relating to emigration and the Irish abroad this week.
Guns: Enough to make you want to go home Do I want my children growing up in a country where school doors are locked in fear of a massacre, asks Carole Coleman
‘It’s difficult to emigrate, but moving home is harder’ I never intended to stay away from Ireland for so long. I don’t think most emigrants do when they first take flight, says Clare Waldron, who is returning to live in Ireland after 30 years abroad.
A Bronx tale: unreported crime and the undocumented Irish In the Life pages of The Irish Times today, Frieda Klotz writes from New York on unreported crime and the undocumented Irish in the Bronx.