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Thoughts from Down Under: Living and working in Australia

Australia is one of the destinations of choice for many of those leaving Irish shores to find work. But how do those who have made the move feel about their adopted home? This Irish Times piece takes a look at Irish emigrants’ experiences and attitudes towards life in Australia.

‘Every six minutes somebody leaves Ireland for good. In the 12 months up to April this year, 90,000 people emigrated – about 240 every day of the year. Of those about 15,400 ended up in Australia. What happens to them when they get there? How do they feel about their adopted country? Does it live up to their expectations? What do they miss most about home?

A number of people from a range of backgrounds have spoken to The Irish Times about their experiences of life in Australia. They include a nurse, a police officer, a musician, a journalist, a building contractor, an HR professional and an entrepreneur.’

Click here to read the entire article.

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