‘I am a very experienced ward nurse with many skills to offer, but I feel rejected by my own country.’

Last week, Irish Times Abroad published a feature about the difficulties emigrant nurses are experiencing in their attempts to return to Ireland to wo(...)

Disapora: never forget that underneath the PR and the branding and rebranding, the novelty socks and the grinning plausibility, this is still a banana republic.

Think again for it will be a mistake 1. Don’t come back. 2. If you decide to come back anyway, remember that returning is the Great Irish Solecism. (...)

A few months ago I wrote a piece for Irish Times Abroad listing my five favourite things about living back in Ireland, after my move home from Au(...)

‘It is right that we have high standards here’

Come home, nurses. We need you. That was the clear message of a two-year HSE recruitment campaign aimed at bringing back Irish nurses who had emigrate(...)

Ciara Lyons as Rapunzel, Joe Conlon as Nanny Ninny Noonah, Johnny Ward as Johnny B Goode and Nicholas Grennell as the King “Larry Lilly Loolah”, on stage at the Gaiety theatre. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

“Ya eejit!”. So says my eight-year-old to anyone she can, whenever she can, since she heard it at the Rapunzel pantomime last week at the Gaiety theat(...)

Geraldine Pender: “Our move back to Ireland has been bittersweet. We are loving being close to family and our old friends, the kids have settled well in school but we miss Oman.”

Irish emigrants are returning to live in Ireland in increasing numbers, with tens of thousands moving back this year. What has the experience been lik(...)

Jennie Ritchie: 'Christmas in Ireland is magic'

I am colder than I could have imagined. Four layers of clothes and still the shivering won’t stop. The kettle is always on. “Another cup of tea?” I n(...)

Car insurers typically won’t take into consideration claims-free bonuses earned in countries other than Ireland.

If you’re one of the thousands of emigrants touching back down on home soil this Christmas, you may be wondering if next year the festive season will (...)

James Mahon reporting from Mosul in northern Iraq for CBS News.

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 (...)

Laura Kennedy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The scuff of my shoes against the pavement, gritty with age and abuse, is barely audible past the thrashing of the rain as it hurls itself to the grou(...)

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