The Latvian migration to Ireland is now in the mainstream. In a lengthy article that begins on Page 1 of the Nov. 28 Washington Post, London-based reporter Kevin Sullivan follows a 39-year-old Latvian man as he travels to Ireland in search of work.
The article, East-to-West Migration Remaking Europe (registration required), offers a detailed look into the migration process that has been repeated by thousands of Latvians and other Eastern Europeans in recent years. Estimates of how many Latvians now live and work range from 20,000 to 40,000.
Sullivan’s story online also include a short video of images showing his subject, Jānis Neulans, traveling to Dublin on his first-ever airplane ride, looking for work as is money runs out, and finally finding a job in a door factory in County Wexford.
Sanita Jemberga, a reporter for the Rīga daily Diena, also recently covered the flight to Ireland, focusing on how a good many of the migrants have no intention of returning to their homeland.
Reporter Kevin Sullivan’s story about a Latvian man’s search for work in Ireland appears on the front page of the Nov. 28 Washington Post.
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