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Irish Abroad

# irish-abroad - 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.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Score Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish Irish Abroad

Kilkenny man Peter Lydon leaving Stade Français for London Scottish

The 21-year-old will be playing his rugby in the English Championship next season.

# irish-abroad - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in England

There were 25 Irish-qualified players involved in the Premiership and Championship action over the past few days.

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Quebec says ‘Non’: Separatists who want to leave Canada handed crushing defeat

Quebec has had two referendums on sovereignty. The last such vote, in 1995, narrowly rejected independence.

As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants there?

To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore.

# irish-abroad - Monday 31 March, 2014

Irishman dies in Australia after suspected fall at a tourist mine

ABC News reports that it is believed that 27-year-old Kevin Browne slipped and fell from rigging at the Hard Times mine in Queensland.

From The Daily Edge Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera BEGORRAH

Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera

You wouldn’t bring this pair home to your mammy.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 29 March, 2014

From The Score Jonny Sexton kicks 17 points to help Racing to vital victory in Parisian derby Irish Abroad

Jonny Sexton kicks 17 points to help Racing to vital victory in Parisian derby

The Ireland out-half played an important part in his side’s Top 14 success over Stade Français.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Column: Why has the Government ignored the Irish diaspora – again?

The timeframe for the Government to respond to the recommendations of the Constitutional Convention regarding the voting rights of Irish abroad has elapsed, write Oliver Moran and Sarah Cantwell.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Another sad product of emigration, funerals can now be streamed online

The business hopes to offer a practical solution to Irish people that have emigrated who can’t return home.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 of the absolute worst St Patrick’s Day club nights Green Beer

9 of the absolute worst St Patrick’s Day club nights

Oh PLEASE let us enter the Lucky Charms eating contest.

# irish-abroad - Friday 14 March, 2014

Irish people snap up nearly 4,000 Canadian visas – in 10 minutes

One person got visa number 301 just two minutes after registration opened.

The Irish show Berlin how to celebrate St Paddy’s Day

Berlin’s Saint Patricks Day festival has jumped from a crowd of 150 to over 5,000 since 2011.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Boston mayor is negotiating but will only march if St Patrick’s parade is “inclusive”

Martin Walsh says that he has met with the parade organisers and emphasised to them that Irish people have been oppressed throughout history.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From Business ETC Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less? Payday

Graduates are now earning much less. But exactly how much less?

Over the last ten years, graduate salaries went up, but then down even quicker.

# irish-abroad - 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.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Hey Dubs, are you happy? You should be, you’re in the 34th best city in the world

According to business consultants Mercer anyway.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Exiles

Round up: Irish players in England

London Irish recorded a morale-boosting win in the Premiership with three Irishmen in the starting team.

Good news for ex-pats: Tayto is to be freely available in Australia and New Zealand

Club Orange, Tayto and Barry’s will be available in 600 shops across Australia and New Zealand.

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in France

Jonny Sexton was back on club duty in Paris this weekend as Racing Métro beat Bayonne in the Top 14.

# irish-abroad - 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.

# irish-abroad - Monday 27 January, 2014

Irish man in Australia gets jail sentence for drunken attack on a bouncer

Nine news reports that Diarmaid Dooley will spend between 8 months to a year in jail.

# irish-abroad - Monday 20 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia Down Under

9 Facebook statuses every Irish person posts from Australia

It must be the law over there, or something.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From The Score VIDEO: Ireland’s Cillian Sheridan grabs winner in Cypriot cup tie Magic Of The Cup

VIDEO: Ireland’s Cillian Sheridan grabs winner in Cypriot cup tie

Cavan’s favourite footballer celebrated his first home goal in typically laid back fashion.

# irish-abroad - Monday 6 January, 2014

From The Score Toulon scalp the latest highlight in Prendergast’s growing career Interview

Toulon scalp the latest highlight in Prendergast’s growing career

The former Munster scrum-half has helped Grenoble rise up the Top 14 table in his role as skills coach.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From The Score Jonny Sexton’s Racing Métro downed by minnows Oyonnax Merde

Jonny Sexton’s Racing Métro downed by minnows Oyonnax

The Ireland out-half missed with his only two kicks of the game.

# irish-abroad - Friday 3 January, 2014

Irishman jailed over Perth car crash that killed two Irish backpackers

Eamonn Driver was sentenced to almost three years in prison for the crash that killed Colm Reilly and Kiara Duncan.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Big jump in the number of Irish people getting married abroad

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Italy was the most popular destination.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From The Score Exiles lose despite tries from Irish centres Sheridan and Mulchrone Premiership

Exiles lose despite tries from Irish centres Sheridan and Mulchrone

London Irish were ultimately undone by the boot of Billy Twelvetrees.

# irish-abroad - Sunday 22 December, 2013

From The Score Round up: Irish players in England Exiles

Round up: Irish players in England

We counted 19 Irishmen in action in this weekend’s Premiership and Championship fixtures.

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in France

Here’s how the Irish fared over the course of the weekend in the Top 14 and Pro D2.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge The 7 things you’d miss most when you’re away for Christmas I Wanna Go Home

The 7 things you’d miss most when you’re away for Christmas

How much would it cost to ship over Mammy’s dinner? Just wondering.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Article that blamed chlamydia in New Zealand on Irish builders was “inaccurate”

An article attributed rising sexual disease figures to the presence of Irish builders, but the New Zealand Press Council says that was “discriminatory”.

# irish-abroad - Monday 2 December, 2013

From The Score 20-point haul against Toulouse sees Hart’s stock rise Rising Star

20-point haul against Toulouse sees Hart’s stock rise

The 22-year-old Irishman was once again instrumental in an important win for Grenoble in the Top 14.

# irish-abroad - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From The Score No mixed emotions for Moore despite strong Irish heritage Exile

No mixed emotions for Moore despite strong Irish heritage

The Australia hooker has family ties to Mayo, Meath, Galway and Paddy O’Rourke.

# irish-abroad - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From The Score ‘It’s not really my priority’ – Tomás O’Leary on his Ireland hopes Exiles

‘It’s not really my priority’ – Tomás O’Leary on his Ireland hopes

The scrum-half is focused on staying fit and helping London Irish rise in the Premiership.

# irish-abroad - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The Score Jeremy Davidson punching above his weight in France’s Pro D2 Exile

Jeremy Davidson punching above his weight in France’s Pro D2

The former Ireland and Lions lock has been working wonders on a low budget at Aurillac.

# irish-abroad - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From The Score Irish prospect James Hart signs on with Grenoble until 2017 Irish Abroad

Irish prospect James Hart signs on with Grenoble until 2017

The former Clontarf man has tied his future to the Top 14 club, having impressed in recent weeks.

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