Living Abroad

Kieran Foley

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Living Abroad

Coming Home: The experience of expats returning to the South East

While more Irish people are still emigrating rather than returning home, a total of 27,600 Irish nationals made the decision to come back to Ireland between 2016 and 2017. Michelle Heffernan spoke to some of the expats who have returned to the South East to give insight into the ups and downs of leaving and [...]


“Its too hard to come home” says Lisduggan Native

Michelle Heffernan Reports While some expats have successfully resettled on Irish soil, others feel there are too many obstacles facing them in the journey home. The Munster Express spoke to Maria Hayes, originally from Lisduggan, Waterford, who feels there is more to be lost than gained at present in returning to Ireland. “Lack of recognition for overseas work [...]