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    Calling returning emigrant children

    By Noreen Bowden | March 27, 2007

    Children and Irish return migration form the subject of a new research project being conducted in the Department of Geography, University College Cork, by researcher Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire. The project focuses on the experiences of children and young people who have moved to Ireland in recent years with their return migrant parent(s).

    Previous research on return migration conducted by Caitríona and her colleagues found that many return migrants moved back to Ireland partly in order to bring up their children there. This new research aims to explore this phenomenon from the perspectives of the children themselves. Caitríona hopes to talk to return migrant parents and their children, using participative research methods such as photography, drawing and diaries with the children and young people. She is also conducting interviews with adults who moved to Ireland with their families when they were younger.

    She would be delighted to have the cooperation of Éan members who might be able to help her to make contact with families who have returned to Ireland.

    For further information on how you might be able to help, please contact Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire at the Department of Geography, UCC,Cork, 021-4903656,

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