Question: We are a married couple who have lived abroad for many years and intend to return home in the near future. We are resident in Belgium curre(...)

Recruiters in London warned this week that the city is “haemorrhaging talent” as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, with the (...)

Private healthcare insurance for returning emigrants

Question: I’m in the process of moving home to Ireland from Canada with my wife and new baby. While in Vancouver my employer paid my health insurance(...)

Jennie Ritchie: packing up in Antigua to move back to Ireland

I am sitting at my desk in Antigua in the Caribbean surrounded by quotes, paperwork and packing boxes. The scent of jasmine blossom fills the air. The(...)

‘It was November – the start of winter, and my least favourite month.’

In a couple of weeks I’ll be witnessing the two year anniversary of my return to Ireland, after 15 years in Amsterdam. When I parachuted back into Ir(...)

Elaine Doyle in Co Cork: ‘Living away from Ireland has given me a new appreciation for my country.’

Leaving Australia for good has been like a relationship breakup that hasn’t ended on bad terms. There is a sense of loss that’s hard to explain. The (...)

Jenny, Claire, Maeve and David O’Halloran on Inis Mór

Home for Jenny O’Halloran was once 18,000km away, when she was one of many young Irish emigrants rearing her first-born in New Zealand. Now home feels(...)

Author Sarah Maria Griffin who returned to Dublin from San Francisco in 2015

Author Sarah Maria Griffin recently joined Irish Times Abroad for an audience discussion about the experience of moving back to Ireland from overseas.(...)

James Parnell with his three children in Howth: ‘I love Ireland and Australia for being places worth longing for.’

This article is part of an ongoing series for Irish Times Abroad about James Parnell’s experience of returning to Ireland after 16 year(...)

“I was raised to believe I could be Irish-only in Northern Ireland.” Above, Emma DeSouza and her husband, Jake. Photograph: Emma DeSouza

A Northern Irish woman who “only identifies as Irish” has expressed dismay at the UK government’s rejection of her American husband’s application for (...)

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