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With less than three weeks to go until Britain is due to exit the European Union, it is a time of uncertainty for the almost 400,000 Irish-b(...)

The Irish-born population in France is estimated to be somewhere between 20,000 and 24,000.

I have been living in France for more than 20 years now. A decade ago I completed a PhD on the Irish in England, and for many years my research concen(...)

Participants in a solidarity walk for refugees in Cork city on Sunday will carry old pairs of shoes to signify the numbers of people who are currently(...)

A Generation Emigration panel of members of Ireland’s “creative diaspora” heard at Other Voices that attracting emigrants back to Ireland was not dependent on particular initiatives or incentives, but about making Ireland a more attractive place for everyone to live, whether they had left Ireland or not.

Ireland will have to reduce income tax rates if it is serious about encouraging high-earning Irish professionals living abroad to return to Ireland, (...)

Suburban students: children at  St Benedict’s National School, Ongar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland’s experience of migration has been outward for most of its recent history. While much of Europe was dealing with inward migration after the se(...)

New challenges: Geraldine and Conor Kenny in their son Lorcan’s bedroom at their home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy
The empty nesters

When the last of her four children flew the nest, Olive Travers a 59-year-old psychologist, and her 61-year-old husband, Anthony, left the family home(...)

The Constitutional Convention is being chaired by Tom Arnold in Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Proposals to extend voting rights to Irish people overseas in presidential elections will be recommended to Government following a meeting of the Cons(...)

Election emigration: overseas citizens might be affected by decisions made about social welfare, education, taxation, immigration, broadcasting and consular protection, even if they plan never to move back. Photograph:  Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

At a meeting hosted by the London Irish Lawyers Association to debate the future of Seanad Éireann, about 80 Irish people are packing out the National(...)