For those who have already moved back to Ireland, the experience has been far from rosy. Photograph: iStock

The boom is getting “even more boomer”. Well, according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) at least, which says 112,000 workers will be req(...)

Tough transition: Eamonn Blaney moved from Oman back to Dublin and found things were not as good as he had expected

A new survey of Irish people who have recently returned from abroad, conducted by Crosscare Migrant Project found that reintegrating into Irish societ(...)

 Wanting to bring children up in Ireland is a priority when considering a move back home, a report has revealed. Photograph: Getty Images

While many returning emigrants have a hard time finding a job and a place to live when they move home to Ireland, often the biggest challenge they fac(...)

Bright sparks sought: returning Irish emigrants to be offered mentoring support to build new businesses

A mentoring programme to support returning Irish emigrants who want to set up businesses in Ireland was announced on Wednesday by Minister for the Dia(...)

The Habitual Residence Condition  requires you to show that you have made Ireland your home again if you are applying for social welfare. Photograph:  Daragh MacSweeney/Provision

Q: G, Australia I have been living in Australia for the past four years and intend on moving home permanently in the next five weeks. Previous to com(...)

John Lavery with his wife Carla  at Matapouri mermaid pools in Northland, New Zealand.

We Irish are renowned for our storytelling. Raised on songs and stories, the 80 million people of the diaspora have brought these tales to the world. (...)

To get  maternity benefit, an expectant mother must be in insurable employment in Ireland. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Question: SJ, Australia My partner and I are expecting our first baby in September. We are trying to decide if we should move back to Ireland from Au(...)

James Parnell (left) with his wife Anne-Marie, father-in-law Oliver, mother-in-law Liz and two children in Sydney.

Have you ever been winded, the breath sucked from your body? You’re powerless to get it back. Nothing you do has any impact. You feel you need to do s(...)

Shane Walsh and his partner Stacey Skelly wanted their daughter Arya to have the kind of childhood they enjoyed.

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide (and in Ireland) for Irish construction workers. If(...)

'There was a resource boom in Western Australia, where we had friends, so we decided to go there.'

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide (and in Ireland) for Irish construction workers. If(...)

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