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Heather Steacy working with refugees in Berlin

This week, Heather Steacy, originally from Gorey, Co Wexford,  lives in Berlin, where she works as an assistant manager and volunteer coordi(...)

Fiona O’Brien,  originally from Sutton, Co Dublin,  lives in Toronto in Canada where she is a stand-up comedian. When d(...)

Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, now lives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

After leaving school in 1989, Sheena McGonigle, from Laytown in Co Meath, went to Dublin to study journalism in Ballyfermot college. As is the case wi(...)

Noel O’Reilly (left) with his partner Poul, a Michelin-trained chef  in Kerrouet, Brittany, France, where they run a French cookery school

This week, Niall O’Reilly, who is originally from Co Cavan, and now lives in Kerrouet, Brittany, France, where he is CEO (or Chief Entertainment (...)

Kate Hayes from Waterford has fostered and rehomed more than 120 cats in Perth since 2015

When the last recession hit Ireland, it created a mass exodus of young people, leaving the country for Australia to start a new and hopefully better l(...)

Gavin Lang, who is originally from Glasnevin, Dublin, but now lives in Lake Wanaka, on the South Island of New Zealand, where he works  as a mountain guide

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week we meet Gavin Lang,(...)

Phillip Cahill is originally from Salthill in Galway, but now lives in Wales, where he staffs an ambulance rapid response car

Each week - even on Christmas week - Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, we spoke Ph(...)

Elaine Brennan: “Irish people have a great reputation in New York and I’m grateful for the career I’ve been able to build here and for the people who have helped me along the way.”

Elaine Brennan “won the lotto” in 1994, when she was studying applied chemistry in her native Galway. “My mother entered me into the Green Card Lott(...)

Happy customers: Irish midwife Ann Halpenny is  holding Hannah and her husband Denis, fourth from the right, has Patrick

Anne Halpenny trained as a midwife in Dublin, but now lives and works in Marbella in Spain, where she is getting ready for Christmas deliveries.&(...)

Engineer Martin Kearns insists Cape Town is a great place to live, despite its bad reputation. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

When Tuam-born Martin Kearns left school in 1987, many young Irish people were emigrating, but he decided to stay in Ireland to do an apprenticeship w(...)

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