Emigrant Voices

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Carmel Stelzner’s son Alexander on his way to a school sleepover in Oslo last week.

It was autumn break, or høstferie, here in Oslo a few weeks ago, when all students and school staff took a break for a week, a breather after the firs(...)

Jessie Gogan, a director in a PR agency, has lived in Hong Kong since 2014

Jessie Gogan, originally from Bray, Co Wicklow, has lived in Hong Kong since 2014, after moving from London with her then-boyfriend (now husband) Chri(...)

‘We put on our armour, we brush it off, we avert eyes, we occasionally confront. Mostly, we pretend it isn’t happening.’ Photograph: iStock

It has been a tough week to be a woman. Since the moment The New York Times and New Yorker reports about Harvey Weinstein emerged, the media has been (...)

‘Here in Nashville, we have gathered a misfit family.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

In recent months, something has started to upset me. I hear phrases like “I’m gonna take out the trash” or “check the mail” or “fill up on gas” coming(...)

Katie Kiernan with her partner Shane and son Nathan in Canada: 'I knew if we stayed in Ireland, we would struggle for the rest of our lives.'

In the 12 months to April this year, 30,800 Irish people moved abroad. The figure is higher than the number that emigrated in 2010, when the recession(...)

“As an Aussie citizen living in Ireland I am allowed vote in all elections online for six years after leaving.”

I recently cast my first vote as an Australian citizen, in the government survey on whether to allow same-sex couples to marry. It was also the first(...)

‘Can’t wait to worship with you tomorrow!’ @C3Brooklyn on Twitter

I’m outside the Music Hall of Williamsburg on a Sunday morning. As one of the many venues owned by Bowery Presents, this is a place mainly known for h(...)

Frank Wall’s tour company specialises in offering visitors unusual experiences that make the most of Mexico’s scenery and  cultural diversity

Frank Wall was born in Saggart and moved to Brussels with his family when he was eight. He has been living in Mexico for the past 10 years. Having wor(...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

Will Magee (right) with his brother Mick: 'We hope we’re inspiring others to speak about their own journey, and confide in those around them.'

Will and Mick Magee lost their mother and a close friend to suicide within a few years of each other. Following their deaths, the brothers wanted(...)

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