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# 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 The Score 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 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?

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