Irish in Australia: ‘Some of today’s result belongs to the Irish’
- November 15, 2017
Parades and parties have been taking place across Australia today as people celebrate the Yes result in a postal survey on marriage equality. The pub(...)
Tiernan Brady: ‘Australia didn’t say yes, Australia roared yes’
- November 15, 2017
Former political director with the Irish Yes Equality campaign Tiernan Brady has been in Sydney for the past 20 months, running Australians For&n(...)
‘Being Irish abroad is like having a subtle superpower’
- November 14, 2017, 05:00
Growing up on a farm in the tiny half-parish of Garrienderk in south Co Limerick, I never imagined as an adult I’d find myself post-dinner dancing out(...)
Leaving Cambodia: How do I do right by the place I called home?
- November 13, 2017, 12:00
When I last wrote for Generation Emigration in The Irish Times in 2011, I had been in Cambodia for just over a year. I was happily ensconced at a loca(...)
I've left Ireland four times in five years. I had no reason to stay
- November 10, 2017, 11:35
The little black plastic wheels roll swiftly along the spotless white floor. You are on your phone because you live through it now, a link that can’t (...)
Trumpiversary: ‘I realised I would never love America again’
- November 8, 2017, 16:29
It is exactly a year since Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States. Following his victory, Irish Times Abroad received a deluge o(...)
What’s it like living in Catalonia after independence declaration?
- November 8, 2017, 12:53
Catalonia is at a standstill on Wednesday after protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks as part of a regionwide strike, called by a pro-in(...)
Emigrants still have a stake in Ireland, so why can’t they vote?
- November 7, 2017, 09:00
Emigration today is different from how it was in the past. It is far more fluid, and people are no longer isolated from Ireland when they leave, no ma(...)