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# diaspora - Today’s News


# diaspora - Monday 16 March, 2015

Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick’s Day since 2011 Exclusive

If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…

# diaspora - Friday 6 March, 2015

Here’s a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)

A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.

# diaspora - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Column: An anatomy of one family’s emigration

A generation on, we’re still scattered across the US, England and Australia.

# diaspora - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays

New pubs network will see nearly 7,000 establishments worldwide working together.

# diaspora - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Enda accused of ‘betraying’ young people by scrapping voting age referendum

The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.

# diaspora - Monday 12 January, 2015

From The42 New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government Diaspora

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government

One of the city’s youngest GAA organisations wants to develop its current home in Queens.

# diaspora - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland’s emigrants have no voice

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

# diaspora - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

# diaspora - Friday 12 December, 2014

Illegal Irish in New York fear ‘anybody in a shirt and tie who might rat them out’

More than €72,000 has been provided to fund counselling and suicide prevention services to the Irish community in New York.

# diaspora - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish emigrants miss this food the most…. (can you guess?)

Hint: Ms Longoria had a brief romance with him this year…

# diaspora - Monday 24 November, 2014

Here’s how much we’re spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia

Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.

# diaspora - Friday 21 November, 2014

Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US

President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

# diaspora - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here’s why…

A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.

# diaspora - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks

A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.

# diaspora - Monday 27 October, 2014

‘Dermot died in front of me’: Wife of murdered Irishman demands tougher sentence for killer

Dermot O’Toole was stabbed during a robbery of his jewellery shop in Victoria.

# diaspora - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?

The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.

# diaspora - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# diaspora - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year

18-29 year-olds comprise a whopping 78% of Irish visa applicants.

# diaspora - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Flanagan: ‘Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong’

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.

# diaspora - Monday 22 September, 2014

From The42 Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer’s Bath go top Exiles

Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer’s Bath go top

We counted 25 Irish players involved in the English Premiership and Championship over the weekend.

# diaspora - Friday 19 September, 2014

Boston mayor Marty Walsh lands in Ireland for historic homecoming

…and drops a few words as Gaeilge. Just because.

# diaspora - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Returned to Ireland? Some emigrants feel out of the loop when they come home

It was stated at a conference on return migration this morning that 33,500 young people aged 15-24 have emigrated in the year to April 2014.

# diaspora - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: “We owe them a debt of gratitude.”

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# diaspora - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

# diaspora - Saturday 19 July, 2014

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?

What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.

# diaspora - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice… Border Counties This post contains videos

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice…

The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.

# diaspora - Sunday 20 April, 2014

# diaspora - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# diaspora - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you

The Government’s reviewing how it engages with the Irish overseas. You can give your two cents (pennies, jiao – whatever) from today.

# diaspora - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

‘A denial of people’s rights’: Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora

Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.

# diaspora - Monday 3 March, 2014

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.

# diaspora - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Enda, Ireland won’t crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.

# diaspora - Monday 3 February, 2014

If you’re for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.

# diaspora - Monday 6 January, 2014

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston

Walsh, who overcame childhood cancer and struggled with alcoholism as a young adult, defeated 11 other contenders.

# diaspora - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

# diaspora - Monday 23 December, 2013

Poll: Do you think ‘The Gathering’ was a success? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think ‘The Gathering’ was a success?

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

# diaspora - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde Diaspora

Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde

London Irish owners for London Irish, sounds right to us.

# diaspora - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Half of Irish living abroad don’t make it home for Christmas

Skype, Viber and What’s App most popular forms of communication for keeping in touch with home.

# diaspora - Sunday 6 October, 2013

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora

‘The diaspora can be a force and a resource,’ says French Minister for French Abroad Hélène Conway.

# diaspora - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister

He was told by the French Minister for the French Abroad that it could be beneficial for the country.

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