Alan Hilliard

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Independent TD Noel Grealish raised the issue of personal remittances sent from Ireland to other countries in the Dáil this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Disappointment” and “shock” were some of the responses from Irish emigrant support groups to Independent TD Noel Grealish’s comments regarding immigr(...)

The sponsors of the new Bill, which would reduce legal immigration to the US, Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. Photograph: Zach Gibson/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s latest immigration initiative aimed at limiting visas to high-skilled workers “is going nowhere”, according to well-placed(...)

‘Those who return for family reasons usually have the persistence to deal with difficulties thrown their way, but those who are single and coming home for a better lifestyle have less patience with obstacles.’

This year, as many emigrants explore the possibility of returning to Ireland, they are likely to encounter a strange fusion of feelings relating to be(...)

Alan Hilliard: ‘The one who returns has changed many levels. The experience of living in a new place radically alters their view on things. What they believe, how they perceive, think, feel, and act can be very different.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

This is the year of returnees; at least that is what many are saying. The Government is now encouraging emigrants to come home, as there are more j(...)