Noreen Bowden

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 Dublin Airport on May 24th: voters were welcomed and cheered as they entered the arrivals lounge.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

From Bangkok and Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Toronto, Irish emigrants came flocking home in their droves last week, showing Ireland and the world that the(...)

Irish diaspora: the overseas electorate could exceed the 1.7 million people who voted in the 2011 presidential election. Illustration: Digital Vision/Getty

Two weeks after finishing university, in 2013, Dean Duke left Ireland for London and a career as a political lobbyist. He believes that he and other I(...)

Noreen Bowden’s father listening to the All-Ireland final on her iPad in 2012.

“If you had to leave home because of unemployment, or you just wanted to see the world, don’t feel left out because you are with us today in spirit an(...)

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(...)

Noreen Bowden: ‘In our increasingly globalised world, Brexit won’t be the last time Ireland will be looking for its overseas citizens to use their influence on the nation’s behalf.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

It is heartening but unsurprising to read that such a substantial majority of emigrant citizens interviewed for The Irish Times’ Generation Emigratio(...)

Six in 10 emigrants surveyed for The Irish Times said they would like to be able to vote indefinitely after moving abroad, while about one in three said it should be limited to a certain number of years. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Irish citizens living abroad don’t have the right to vote in Ireland, but the majority of recent emigrants would like this to change, according to th(...)

‘It is hard to imagine a more cost-efficient service to keep such a large number of people so well-connected to their homeland on a daily basis.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Almost two years ago, RTÉ announced the closure of its longwave service, with only a few weeks’ notice. Listeners in the UK, many of whom were elderl(...)

Among the groups signing who signed the letter are Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad (VICA) in Britain, the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) in Silicon Valley, the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce, We’re Coming Back, the Irish German Business Network and the newly formed Irish Association of Latin America.

Groups representing Irish emigrants from Britain, the US, Australia, Germany and Latin America have formed a “global coalition” to put pressure on th(...)

‘On Leaving’: Linda DePaor and Philip Duggan with their son Luca

In February 2010 I invited people about to emigrate from Dublin for financial reasons to join me to make a portrait. I wanted to photograph them in a (...)

Father Brian D’Arcy says RTÉ’s proposal to close the long wave service in February will deprive a generation of older emigrants in Britain of a link to home. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Well-known priest Fr Brian D’Arcy has called on RTÉ to suspend the closure of its long wave radio service for five years. Speaking at a press conferen(...)

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