Record Irish immigration from America

Generations of Irish people of all pursuasions and cultural backgrounds have left their home and made it across the Atlantic to New York and beyond. Now the Irish are heading home in record numbers. According to Tom Conaghan, director of Philadelphia’s Irish Immigration and Pastoral Center, “if this trend continues, it will be a very rare commodity to hear an Irish accent in this country.” If you’ve been away and are planning to return or have returned to Ireland – what’s the story here? Thanks Cahal!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty