Katie Devlin: ‘My rent here in Queen’s in New York is still cheaper than it was in Dublin.’

In the year up to April 2018, 12,500 people aged 15-24 left Ireland. The figure stands in stark contrast with the numbers who emigrated at the peak of(...)

The buzz is back on Grafton Street. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

After Sarah O’Connell graduated in June 2011 with a degree in renewable energy, the only relevant work she could find was through a JobBridge placemen(...)

Emigration is also at its lowest since 2008. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

The number of Irish people returning to live in Ireland from abroad has overtaken those emigrating for the first time in 10 years, while the number of(...)

Laura Colleran  and her family. “After four years in Galway we are still in a state of transition, paying ridiculously high prices for car insurance and little advancement up the property ladder”

“Cost of car insurance is gonna force us back to Australia”... “Getting social welfare was impossible”... “Work experience abroad disregarded”... “App(...)

Despite signs of economic recovery and an improvement in the rate of Irish nationals returning home over the last two years, why do so many young peo(...)

For the first time since 2009, more people have moved to Ireland than emigrated. A total of 21,100 Irish people moved back to the Republic from abroad in the year to April this year – a jump of 74 per cent – while 58,200 people of other nationalities also moved here to live, up 1.7 per cent. File photograph: Getty Images

Far more Irish people are still emigrating than moving home, despite the substantial rise in the number of returning emigrants last year. As the Cent(...)

Over the past seven years, there has been a 34 per cent drop in the number of 20- to 24-year-olds living in Ireland. Phottograph: iStock

In 2014, a Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs examined the issue of voting rights for Irish citizens living outside the Republic of(...)

More than 125 countries worldwide have some provision to allow emigrants to vote from overseas, but currently, Ireland has no system in place. Image: iStock

Organisations representing Irish citizens overseas have welcomed the announcement that a referendum will be held early next year on the right of emigr(...)

Jimmy Deenihan with older members of the Irish community in Australia in 2015.

Ireland’s first ever Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan lost his Dáil seat last weekend. In recent days, representatives from Iris(...)

     On the wing: Those who were in their mid-20s when they emigrated in 2009 and 2010 may be heading into their 30s now, and facing decisions about whether to buy a home, take that next career step or have children. Photograph: Stephen Strathdee/E+/Getty

This article forms part of a new Returning to Ireland guide by The Irish Times, with information on jobs, housing, health and education, and advice(...)

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