Patricia Noonan with her husband Philip, and sons Shay (7) and PJ (11)

Patricia Noonan and her husband Philip never intended to stay in Australia forever. After he lost his job in 2012, they moved with their two boys to M(...)

Ireland welcomed home  27,400 Irish emigrants who returned to live here from abroad in the 12 months to April 2017.

More Irish people are leaving Ireland than returning, despite a significant drop in the numbers emigrating. Figures published by the Central Sta(...)

Katie Teegan had just turned 27 when she decided to move from Dublin to London ‘for a couple of years, to see what it’s like’.

Nobody tells you that a seemingly temporary decision can irrevocably change the course of your life. Or rather, they do, but you don’t believe it unti(...)

Question: I am currently in New Zealand on a work visa that expires in Jan 2018. I am on my partner’s visa. He works in construction and his professi(...)

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 (...)

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