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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Diaspora

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Opinion: Film and Irish History – the fine lines between fact and fiction
Dr Seán Crosson of NUI Galway looks at the treatment of historical Irish figures on film and says history will often suffer at the hands of dramatic effect.
Ireland will not forget its citizens abroad during this Covid-19 pandemic
Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon says Irish people living abroad must be helped feel part of a community.
From Exile to Ireland U20: McNulty another example of IQ recruitment value
Born and raised in Bath, the exciting Connacht back is set to aid Ireland in the U20 Six Nations
# Irish Abroad
Edna O'Brien and nun working on Gaza Strip among diaspora receiving awards today
Ten people, chosen from 148 nominations, are set to be honoured by President Higgins today.
# don't be shy
New festival series to try entice the diaspora to visit Ireland
The first events receiving funding from the scheme will take place this October in Limerick and Donegal.
# Diaspora
'My aunties have been giving me some good home cooking every weekend'
Ulster’s new signing Will Addison is feeling right at home in the province.
Leo Varadkar presents Donald Trump with bowl of shamrock in St Patrick's Day ceremony
Varadkar was speaking at the St Patrick’s Day ceremony at the White House.
# Diaspora
FactCheck: Are there really only 10,000 undocumented Irish in the USA?
The oft-quoted figure of 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants in the US has been disputed recently. Is it really much, much lower than that?
Opinion: 'Emigrants care about Ireland. We love Ireland. Give us the vote'
It’s time for Ireland to catch up with our EU neighbours, and give emigrants the vote, writes Senator Billy Lawless.
# Irish Abroad
The IRFU is serious about bringing in Irish-qualified talent from around the world
Joe Lydon explains what he’ll be doing as head of the union’s new IQ Rugby programme.
# the irish post
Government approves selling parts of Irish TV to Irish diaspora newspaper
The exact amount of the sale isn’t known.
# Irish Abroad
Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa
Thousands of Irish people apply for this visa each year.
# Diaspora
Here are the options that could be in the referendum to give vote to Irish abroad
Any changes would likely not be in place until before the 2025 presidential election.
# Irish Abroad
Online voting could be introduced as part of Irish diaspora vote
Enda Kenny announced yesterday that a referendum will be held to let Irish people living abroad vote in presidential elections.
# food and drink
Meet the Cork business sending hampers of Barry's Tea to the diaspora this Christmas
As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Cork-based Town and Country Hampers.
# Irish Abroad
Terry Wogan to receive posthumous Irish diaspora award
“He always reflected all that is good about Ireland and the Irish community in Britain.”
# New Frontiers
Pro12 to continue 'very positive' USA expansion discussions
Managing director Martin Anayi is in favour of reducing the number of games in the league.
# wherever green in worn
A referendum to give Irish abroad a vote in presidential elections is planned for next year
The diaspora minister made the referendum announcement this week.
# changed utterly
"That's just not the country that I want to live in" - Irish immigrants worry about a future in the UK
We spoke to Irish people living in London about their worries over the referendum result.
# Paddy's Day
Sydney's St Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled
Funding and street closures mean the event is off this year.
# Jobs
Home for Christmas? This massive Irish company wants to give you a job, make you stay
Maybe there’s no need for that horrible airport goodbye?
# Diaspora
'A truly difficult time' for Irish community in Australia after five deaths in one week
Five more Irish people are believed to have died in other countries this week.
# den bosch
Husband detained after Irish woman is found dead in the Netherlands
She has been named as 64-year-old Martina O’Brien-Viguurs, originally from Co Limerick.
# uxbridge
Man with Irish accent wanted in London for racist attack on a woman and her daughters
A group of men are accused of punching and racially abusing the woman and her daughters on a bus.
# It's so lonely...
12 top Irish surnames and how they're spread across the world
McCarthys, Ryans, O’Sullivans…
# Emigration
This map shows where all the Irish emigrants went
One in six people born in Ireland are still living abroad.
# Antisocial Behaviour
Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London
The elderly victim had told a group of people to stop making noise in her flat complex.
# shots fired
Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1
Simon Harris said that Trump “clearly doesn’t understand the programme or its purpose”.
# on a jetplane
Emigration quiz: Where does your heart reside, Ireland or abroad?
Have you gone native or are you coming home?
# who do you think you are
Tell your auntie in Chicago! There's a simple new way to trace your Irish roots
Over 1,086 parish records are now available online and access is free.
# Irish Abroad
Barack Obama praises Irish woman in speech about immigration
Barack Obama said Ann Dermody had “worked hard” and “played by the rules”.
# come home
Irish emigrants in Australia feel Irish Government not encouraging them home
Many emigrants feel they have to wait longer than they want before a return is realistic.
# Diaspora
These are the stories of four people who came #HomeToVote
This was their journey.
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.
# Diaspora
Irish abroad are calling for you to use your vote at home
They won’t be able to vote in elections and referendums here any time soon.
# flying the swag
Government has spent €700,000 sending Ministers abroad for St Patrick's Day since 2011
If you think that’s steep, check out the previous government’s bill…
# Mind How You Go
Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.
Column: An anatomy of one family’s emigration
A generation on, we’re still scattered across the US, England and Australia.
# resistance is futile
The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays
New pubs network will see nearly 7,000 establishments worldwide working together.
# U-turn
Enda accused of 'betraying' young people by scrapping voting age referendum
The Government had committed to holding a vote on the issue back in 2013.