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# 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 The Score 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.

# diaspora - Friday 4 October, 2013

From Business ETC Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle Economic Forum

Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle

Minister for Foreign affairs Éamon Gilmore will deliver the opening address this morning.

# diaspora - Sunday 8 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland Out Forr'n

The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland

No matter how you go, it’s not easy. Here’s the worst of it.

# diaspora - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

From Business ETC Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month Flying

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month

New figures show a seven per cent increase on passenger numbers when compared to the same period last year.

# diaspora - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# diaspora - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise’s Irish roots… where’s the harm in that?

Those who are cynical or opposed to the efforts of The Gathering should ask themselves why, says Larry Donnelly who questions what ignites such hostility to seemingly harmless endeavours like that of certificates of Irishness.

# diaspora - Sunday 7 April, 2013

You know we had a ‘Gathering’ 60 years ago, right? An Tóstal This post contains videos

You know we had a ‘Gathering’ 60 years ago, right?

‘An Tóstal’ was organised in 1953 to encourage visitors to come to Ireland outside of the normal tourist season. And it gave us the Rose of Tralee.

# diaspora - Monday 4 February, 2013

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

# diaspora - Friday 18 January, 2013

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent

More than one million Americans are expected to visit Ireland this year, spending more than $1 billion – and Tourism Ireland wants to see this increase even more.

# diaspora - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

The Gathering 2013: What to expect Gathering 2013 This post contains images

The Gathering 2013: What to expect

A Riverdance world record attempt, a choral events calendar and international GAA events are in the mix.

# diaspora - Monday 26 November, 2012

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution

Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.

# diaspora - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: ‘Gabriel Byrne is wrong – The Gathering is volunteerism at its best’

Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.

# diaspora - Saturday 18 August, 2012

From The Score Premier League kick-off: Six Irish players to keep track of this season Six Pack

Premier League kick-off: Six Irish players to keep track of this season

The talent cup is hardly overflowing but if most of these men can fulfil their potential then Brazil in 2014 may not be a distant dream.

# diaspora - Monday 9 July, 2012

Read: An emigrant’s letter home from Argentina… in the 1800s Missive This post contains images

Read: An emigrant’s letter home from Argentina… in the 1800s

Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.

# diaspora - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Obama’s Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland’s global diaspora

Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.

# diaspora - Friday 11 May, 2012

Help bring diaspora home to visit Ireland, Taoiseach urges public

Enda Kenny today launched The Gathering – a nationwide project which it’s hoped could boost visitor numbers by 325,000 next year.

# diaspora - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is ‘awesome’

The Taoiseach also extended the compliment to Barack Obama during a speech in Washington DC.

# diaspora - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad

The Presidential Distinguished Service Award will be formal recognition by the State of people living abroad who have given distinguished service to Ireland.

Column: Our diaspora can make Ireland great – but we need to connect

We’re used to asking what the Irish community abroad can do for us. Maybe the real question is what we can do for them, writes Kingsley Aikins.

# diaspora - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Column: I love you, Ireland, but you’re bringing me down

Living abroad, you see the scale of the recession – but not just how apathetic Irish people have become, writes Alice Burke.

# diaspora - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead RIP

22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead

Ilya Zhitomirskiy set up Diaspora with three other New York University students in 2010 as an ‘anti-Facebook’.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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