Thursday 8 December 2016

Jobs, fancy shops, better coffee - but don't expect an easy time on return home

Published 24/08/2016 | 02:30

Many emigrants are coming home to raise their own children amid the familiar Irish culture and values, while some have been forced to return because their visas have run out. Stock photo: Paul O'Connell / Getty
Many emigrants are coming home to raise their own children amid the familiar Irish culture and values, while some have been forced to return because their visas have run out. Stock photo: Paul O'Connell / Getty

A daft property market report in January 2009 strived to make the best of a desperately unravelling situation.

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Things had "got a lot worse with bank bailouts, Budget debacles, job losses and public sector cuts" it stated.

But: "Ultimately, with the resolve to put right what needs to be fixed . . . we have to be confident about our prospects for the future."

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