Crosscare Migrant Project claims inconsistent decisions by deciding officers means increasing numbers of returning Irish emigrants are being denied social welfare. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish emigrants are at risk of poverty and homelessness on their return to Ireland because increasing numbers are being denied social welfare, accordi(...)

Emigrants returning back to Ireland in crisis need more protections, says new report.  Photo: iStock

Ireland is in the midst of a chronic teacher crisis. Substitutes are the most valuable commodity a school can get, and the number of newly-qualified t(...)

Minister Regina Doherty with Tim Duggan, assistant secretary at the Department of Employment,  at the launch of the public consultation on State pension reform. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Irish people living abroad who return to work here may find it considerably difficult to claim a full State pension once they retire, under new rules (...)

My wife and I are planning to move home from Canada later this year with our two children, aged four and two. Will they qualify for child benefit?

Question: My wife and I are planning to move home from Canada later this year with our two children, aged four and two. We are trying to work out our(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh is coming home

In the 1960s, three of my grandmother’s sisters emigrated from Dublin to California. Years later, a fourth sister joined them. They settled along the (...)

Michelle Walsh has moved back to Dublin after time spent living in Morocco, Germany and France.

Moving home to Ireland has been like experiencing a series of ice-bucket challenges in quick succession, with no recovery time. There have been the o(...)

’The feeling that I fit better here than I do anywhere else doesn’t sit well with my ideologies of equality and globalism.’

I am in a cottage on a south Kerry cliff that once housed a family of 12 or more. The windows bang in the wind of a black night and I am sure the ghos(...)

On board the Winchester Castle ferry from Southampton to Cape Town in 1948

Having spent almost 50 years in South Africa, some days I ask myself, what took you so long to come back? But for all the time that I was away, my sto(...)

Emma Prunty with her Canadian husband dressed as St Patrick for the Oslo parade.

Like many Irish living abroad I’ve had an on-off relationship with our national holiday. It’s the one day of the year when you can dip into that pool (...)

Laura Colleran  and her family. “After four years in Galway we are still in a state of transition, paying ridiculously high prices for car insurance and little advancement up the property ladder”

“Cost of car insurance is gonna force us back to Australia”... “Getting social welfare was impossible”... “Work experience abroad disregarded”... “App(...)

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