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# Driving
New regulations to make it easier for returning emigrants to get an Irish driving licence
People with non-exchangable full licences will now be able to take the driving test after six rather than 12 EDT lessons.
Voices
Home to Vote: 'It was stressful, it was exhausting, and it was expensive'
Allowing emigrants to vote will help preserve a connection and sense of identity, will end the unnecessary spectacle of coming home to vote, writes Danny Rigg.
# Coming Home
Government offers advice to returning emigrants on how to get a home and access work
The report showed that, in 2016, around 26,000 emigrants returned home.
# job fairy
Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork
Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.
# Emigration
Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'
Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.
# Trudeau love
Varadkar marches in Montreal Pride Parade alongside Justin Trudeau
The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.
# Mental Health
Online counselling service helps Irish in Canada and Australia deal with depression and loneliness
Helplink is offering six online counselling appointments to Irish emigrants in need.
Voices
Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'
It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.
# Been so long now
Returning emigrants say car insurance, jobs and finding somewhere to live are the biggest problems
Overwhelmingly, being closer to family is given as the main reason for return.
# Irish Abroad
Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa
Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.
# Your Say
Evening Poll: Are you in favour of giving emigrants the right to vote in a presidential election?
However, Enda didn’t specify when the referendum will take place.
# Irish Abroad
A new subscription box service for emigrants promises you tasty Irish treats every month
Yaaaaaaaaaas.
# regina
Irishman in Canada charged with breaking into bank by driving car through front door
Police say Patrick Shannon assaulted police officers.
# a hell of a town
All Irish people in London will relate heavily to this lad's snarky tribute to the city
The glamour of it all!
# top tip
This Irish lad got a $750 tip from a customer to help pay for a trip home with his new baby
D’aw.
# Irish Abroad
9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia
It’s, like, the law over there? Or something?
# don't trust the guinness
A comedian has penned an honest letter about what it's like to be an Irish emigrant
“I’m keen to avoid stereotypes, so I’ve been acting blasé around potatoes in general.”
# emigrants
7 simple gifts to send your emigrant mates this Christmas
Go on, be a paaaal.
# I'll be missing you
The 17 foods Irish emigrants miss the most
The cravings.
# end this tyranny
Here is every Irish emigrant's least favourite joke
STOP IT NOW.
# Emigration
This map shows where all the Irish emigrants went
One in six people born in Ireland are still living abroad.
# oh canada
This Irish emigrant captured his time in Canada by filming just a second a day
David Wogan has been living in Toronto for the past three years – this is his life.
# come home
Irish emigrants in Australia feel Irish Government not encouraging them home
Many emigrants feel they have to wait longer than they want before a return is realistic.
# As Gaeilge
Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud
Applicants had previously been issued visas for Australia using the English version of their names.
# harry gleeson
Irish man pardoned for murder conviction 74 years after his execution
Harry Gleeson has received the State’s first posthumous pardon for murder.
# Get The Boat
Irishman in London launches campaign encouraging ex-pats to 'get the boat' to vote in referendum
What’s it all about?
# Coming Home
Irish mammy completely loses the plot over emigrant sons' surprise homecoming
“I thought it was a fridge or something!”
# come back soon
Photos: Sad scenes at Dublin Airport as Irish emigrants say goodbye
Get the tissues out.
# could you not
12 annoying things people say to emigrants when they're home for Christmas
Do they have Christmas over there?
# Irish family christmas
This woman is live-tweeting her mother's classic Irish Mammyisms for Christmas
Irish TV exec Helen O’Rahilly is back home for The Christmas. You know how it goes.
# Diaspora
Here's how much we're spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia
Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Irish abroad should have a vote in elections here?
A report on the voting rights of Irish citizens abroad is being published today so we want to know your opinion on the topic.
Voices
Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...
A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.
# Trial
Man accused of killing Wexford man in Australia 'can't remember what happened'
Kenny Meyler was stabbed in Perth in February 2013.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?
The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.
# surprise
SPIN 1038 helped three Irish girls surprise their mammies with an Australian homecoming
Get a tissue.
# emigrants
Gilmore in Washington to 'highlight plight' of undocumented Irish
The Tánaiste will also discuss the establishment of a visa regime for future legal migration between Ireland and the US.
# Undocumented
Gilmore to go to Washington to discuss illegal Irish
There are around 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US.
# out forr'n
The 11 most annoying things you can say to an Irish emigrant
So, how long are you back for?
# emigrants
Irish people abroad really want one thing from the old country
Spoiler: it involves the right to vote.