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# Irish diaspora

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November 2023
Fairytale of New York: 'The boys of the NYPD Choir never actually sang Galway Bay, until now'
Nathan Mannion of the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum looks at the impact of two iconic Irish songs – Galway Bay and Fairytale of New York.
This year
'It's like someone dropped a bomb': Irishman in Maui describes harrowing scenes after wildfires
Peter O’Riordan lives on the Hawaiian island which has been devastated by wildfires.
Last year
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be able to vote in presidential elections?
Thousands of Brazilian people in Ireland cast their vote in the country’s presidential elections this weekend.
Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.
All time
President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.
Culture Night reimagines itself to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic
Taking place on 18 September, all events will be free to attend, whether physical or digital.
Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney
Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.
Plaque to honour Irish diaspora added to Washington Monument
Memorial stones are accepted only in very rare circumstances.
The journey to bury the youngest witness to Knock Apparition of 1879
John Curry was just five years old when he witnessed the apparition. He’ll be buried at St Patrick’s old Cathedral, New York.
Irish in Britain being 'lovebombed' into staying in EU - but why?
Irish government is sending in the troops to support the anti-Brexit side, writes historian Bryce Evans, without giving Irish emigrants anything back.
When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city
What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.
Iron Mike Malloy: The Donegal man they tried nine times to kill
Greed, murder and whiskey: How an indestructible Irishman finally fell foul of New York City in the 1930s.
A breakthrough... Irish gay rights group to march in New York Paddy's Day parade
“This is a stunning announcement, a marvellous moment.”
Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years
Didn’t she do well?
Why is Ireland snubbing talented citizens who live abroad?
We need to attract experienced members of our diaspora back home to drive economic growth. Refusing them the right to vote pushes them further away.
Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?
The opinions of thousands of young, educated Irish emigrants are not worth considering – or so the government seems to think.
Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day
“In their eyes, we can’t be Irish and queer. We can only be one or the other.”
Charlie Flanagan will march in the New York Paddy's Day parade, despite Irish LGBT ban
Joan Burton boycotted the event last year.
New Zealand police say sorry: That guy with the sideways kayak was NOT Irish
Police say he had a “foreign accent.” The man himself says that’s not true.
Stena Line has cancelled its Christmas ferries from Holyhead
The company made the decision “for commercial and operational reasons.”
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.
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.
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?
President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’
Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.
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.
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.
Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum
Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.
Confirmed: Diaspora will get 'proof of Irishness' certificate
The Government will introduce an official recognition of Irish heritage for people with family roots here, from October.
Taoiseach launches online portal for famous Irish goods
The new online portal for Irish made crafts and goods was launched today and is aimed at the vast Irish diaspora.