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# irish-diaspora - Friday 11 December, 2020

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas
# Aras
# Aras

President Higgins unveils river of light at the Áras for those who cannot join family this Christmas

Dec 11th 2020, 8:43 AM 20,893 Views 20 Comments

Separately, the president sent his best wishes to third level students in a special Christmas message.

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Culture Night reimagines itself to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic
# Culture Night 2020
# Culture Night 2020

Culture Night reimagines itself to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic

Jul 29th 2020, 4:02 PM 16,034 Views 7 Comments

Taking place on 18 September, all events will be free to attend, whether physical or digital.

# irish-diaspora - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Apr 7th 2020, 1:07 PM 18,521 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Plaque to honour Irish diaspora added to Washington Monument
# Rare Gift
# Rare Gift

Plaque to honour Irish diaspora added to Washington Monument

May 18th 2017, 3:58 PM 12,369 Views 27 Comments

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
# From Knock To New York
# From Knock To New York

The journey to bury the youngest witness to Knock Apparition of 1879

May 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 22,759 Views 88 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish in Britain being 'lovebombed' into staying in EU - but why?

Jun 5th 2016, 8:15 AM 290 Views 127 Comments

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
# Street Wars
# Street Wars

When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city

Jan 3rd 2016, 10:00 PM 48,398 Views 88 Comments

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
# Speakeasy Rasputin
# Speakeasy Rasputin

Iron Mike Malloy: The Donegal man they tried nine times to kill

Dec 26th 2015, 9:30 PM 54,599 Views 13 Comments

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
# Lavender And Green
# Lavender And Green

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

Sep 30th 2015, 6:30 AM 14,692 Views 159 Comments

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

# irish-diaspora - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years
# Success Story
# Success Story

Irish professor to become the first woman to run Oxford University in 785 years

May 28th 2015, 9:27 PM 35,023 Views 27 Comments

Didn’t she do well?

# irish-diaspora - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Why is Ireland snubbing talented citizens who live abroad?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why is Ireland snubbing talented citizens who live abroad?

May 13th 2015, 8:00 AM 52 Views 68 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why is the government trying to push emigrants even further away?

Apr 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 31 Views 76 Comments

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
# The Battle Of Fifth Avenue
# The Battle Of Fifth Avenue

Inside the 25-year fight to let Irish LGBT people march in New York on Paddy's Day

Mar 8th 2015, 10:00 AM 13,598 Views 133 Comments

“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
# The Strides Of March
# The Strides Of March

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 10:48 PM 15,644 Views 106 Comments

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
# Up The Creek
# Up The Creek

New Zealand police say sorry: That guy with the sideways kayak was NOT Irish

Dec 17th 2014, 4:25 PM 101,413 Views 130 Comments

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
# Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away
# Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away

Stena Line has cancelled its Christmas ferries from Holyhead

Nov 21st 2014, 10:20 PM 32,093 Views 29 Comments

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
# Home Is Where The Heart Is
# Home Is Where The Heart Is

Returned to Ireland? Some emigrants feel out of the loop when they come home

Sep 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 7,161 Views 40 Comments

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
# Border Counties

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...

Jul 13th 2014, 10:15 AM 10,165 Views 51 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?

Dec 23rd 2013, 9:32 AM 14,655 Views 117 Comments

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’
# Irishness
# Irishness

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’

Mar 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,457 Views 22 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 31 Views 126 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 65 Views 95 Comments

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
# Global Irish
# Global Irish

Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 PM 866 Views 9 Comments

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
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Confirmed: Diaspora will get 'proof of Irishness' certificate

Jul 14th 2011, 8:31 AM 2,014 Views 20 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

Taoiseach launches online portal for famous Irish goods

May 12th 2011, 9:03 PM 1,851 Views 0 Comments

The new online portal for Irish made crafts and goods was launched today and is aimed at the vast Irish diaspora.