New show looking for ‘leavers’

A NEW BBC NI observational documentary will explore the new wave of emigration that has hit Northern Ireland since the recession.

The programme makers are looking to speak to people who are planning to leave Northern Ireland for pastures new.

A spokesperson for the programme called ‘Departure Diaries’ said: “We are interested in speaking to people of all age groups who are considering leaving or who are planning to leave Northern Ireland – whether it’s for a ‘trial’ year or a permanent move.

“The idea is that we will pick one community/village/town and tell the stories of people who are considering leaving and of families who have been affected by emigration – whether it’s a young person leaving on a holiday visa, someone looking for work abroad or a family deciding to settle elsewhere.

“We would love to hear from anyone ASAP who has information or who might be interested.”

The contact is Miss Raphaelle Boland on:

M: 07874 862400

T: 9033 8379

E: raphaelle.boland@bbc.co.uk