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Dictionary of Irish Biography - Cambridge University Press

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Dorothy (Mary) Molloy - an exemplary case of the push and pull factors that lead to emigration. Often this is a positive experience, where one moves for cultural, educational and journalistic betterment, rather than the current bywords of economics and finance. Dorothy Molloy studied the Irish diaspora from a section of their experience that is often overlooked, namely that of continental Europe. Ms. Molloy's career in Barcelona and in the Iberian peninsula provided the opportunity for the exportation of Catalan and Spanish art back to Ireland, something that, in turn, furthered the aforementioned transnational dialogue and contributed to the arts and cultural scene in the country originally affected by emigration - Ireland.

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Researcher 50's comment, September 27, 2013 4:55 PM
The Irish diasporic experience is constantly referred to within the frame of reference of "push and pull" factors that exist in Ireland. These articles however, suggest a transnational discourse where Irish emigres have "written back" to their home land, contributing an important cultural and social experience to their homeland. The negative press that Irish emigration has received since the end of the Celtic Tiger and subsequent "Boom" years forgets that important growth and development that Irish citizens receive in their emigration experience. For that, we should look at the double-edged sword of the Irish diaspora.
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Impact of economic depression from Memorandum - 12 August 1931 - Documents on IRISH FOREIGN POLICY

The DIFP is a project of the Royal Irish Academy in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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We relied on foreign investment before, we're still relying on it now

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Features Editor's comment, September 27, 2013 4:39 PM
Brilliant - the question of push and pull factors and their impact of migration is a great angle - can you find more on this?
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Briand plan for European Union from Francis T. Cremins to Count Gerald O'Kelly de Gallagh - 16 July 1930 - Documents on IRISH FOREIGN POLICY

The DIFP is a project of the Royal Irish Academy in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs.
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The Irish diaspora have achieved transnational success in the past during times of mass emigration. The same situation now faces us today, this memorandum from 80 years ago suggests the importance of a "moral union" between original country of emigration, and country of arrival. The connection between Ireland and, as mentioned above, America and Australia, have been invaluable assets before and still provide opportunity for the diasporic Irish.

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Features Editor's comment, September 27, 2013 4:50 PM
Really in depth stuff - keep up the good work