Thursday 19th April 2018
Generation Emigration

From Dingle to Donegal: the communities left behind A special Generation Emigration series continues in The Irish Times today, analysing which towns and counties have lost the most young people to emigration, with case studies from Kerry and Donegal
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
‘Emigration was supposed to be the easy way out’ Leaving Ireland takes organisation, planning and most of all, courage - as speech and language therapist Mary Coleman has discovered since making the decision to go
2023: Regeneration from emigration? The Irish Times published a special supplement today envisioning what Ireland could look like in 2023. Ciara Kenny imagines a new series called 'Regeneration from Emigration', following the lives of Irish emigrants returning to the auld sod, reinvigorating the country in the process.
Debate: are emigrants abandoning Ireland, or has it abandoned them? A Facebook page has accused emigrants of being ‘Ireland Abandoners’. In The Irish Times today, two young Irish people, home and abroad, weigh up the debate
The UN wants to hear your migration story The United Nations is in the process of preparing a World Youth Report on migration and development, and is looking for Irish people aged 15-35 to contribute their personal stories and perspectives on how migration affects them.
Testimony: A poem for my daughter on her departure As the cardboard boxes stood in the hall and the packing process was underway, Margaret O'Donnell was inspired to write a poem reflecting on her daughter's life and her departure for London in search of work as an architect.
Reminiscing with old friends at Christmas A trip up Killiney Hill with returnees from Texas, Berlin, London and Toronto brought back memories of our shared youth, writes Jeanette Farrel