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#Irish diaspora

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Plaque to honour Irish diaspora added to Washington Monument

Memorial stones are accepted only in very rare circumstances.

# irish-diaspora - Sunday 14 May, 2017

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-diaspora - Sunday 5 June, 2016

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.

# irish-diaspora - Sunday 3 January, 2016

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.

# irish-diaspora - Saturday 26 December, 2015

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.

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

A breakthrough... Irish gay rights group to march in New York Paddy's Day parade

“This is a stunning announcement, a marvellous moment.”

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 28 May, 2015

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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.

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

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.

# irish-diaspora - Sunday 8 March, 2015

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.”

# irish-diaspora - Monday 2 March, 2015

Charlie Flanagan will march in the New York Paddy's Day parade, despite Irish LGBT ban

Joan Burton boycotted the event last year.

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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.

# irish-diaspora - Friday 21 November, 2014

Stena Line has cancelled its Christmas ferries from Holyhead

The company made the decision “for commercial and operational reasons.”

# irish-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.

# irish-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.

# irish-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?

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 14 March, 2013

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.

# irish-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.

# irish-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.

# irish-diaspora - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

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.

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 14 July, 2011

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.

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 12 May, 2011

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.