• Johanne Devlin Trew
  • Michael Pierse
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


The epilogue considers, in view of the economic shock of 2007–2008, how profound lessons about Irish political and cultural anxieties have emerged as exemplified by relations with the diaspora. It is argued that new narratives of Irish migrant experience, including those of immigrants to Ireland, are unfolding on a scale that demands urgent attention. Relations with the diaspora cannot be focused overly on tourism: that issues such as overseas voting and removing the barriers currently faced by Irish return migrants need to be addressed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanne Devlin Trew
    • 1
  • Michael Pierse
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Applied Social and Policy SciencesUlster UniversityBelfastUK
  2. 2.School of Arts, English and LanguagesQueen’s University BelfastBelfastUK

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