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    Christmas homecomings changing with Ireland

    By admin | January 2, 2007

    The Irish Emigrant newsletter highlights the fact that the familiar stories of emigrants arriving home at Christmas has taken new twists now that there are so many immigrants in Ireland.

    As recently as ten years ago the arrival of emigrants, returning home for Christmas, was the top story on most news bulletins in the days prior to Christmas. It still makes news but alongside a new phenomenon, that of immigrants going home to places such as Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Slovakia to be with their families at Christmas. We also have significant numbers of parents of immigrants arriving in Dublin from eastern Europe to spend Christmas in Ireland in the company of their sons and daughters.

    The newsletter also reported that President Mary McAleese sent a Christmas greeting to the Irish troops serving overseas with the UN via a live video link.

    Visit the Irish Emigrant website.

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