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# diaspora - Monday 12 January, 2015

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government
# Diaspora
From The42
# Diaspora

New York club Shannon Gaels to get €250,000 funding from Irish Government

Jan 12th 2015, 3:00 PM 16,745 Views 32 Comments

One of the city’s youngest GAA organisations wants to develop its current home in Queens.

# diaspora - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Opinion: Young, debarred and politically exiled – Ireland's emigrants have no voice

Jan 8th 2015, 8:00 AM 129 Views 80 Comments

Ireland remains amongst a small minority of democracies that fails to provide systems for citizens to vote while abroad – recently emigrated or otherwise.

# diaspora - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

New centenarians: 407 Irish people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014
# Aged 100
# Aged 100

New centenarians: 407 Irish people celebrated their 100th birthday in 2014

Jan 6th 2015, 5:10 PM 20,996 Views 31 Comments

Almost half lived overseas.

# diaspora - Friday 12 December, 2014

Illegal Irish in New York fear 'anybody in a shirt and tie who might rat them out'
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Illegal Irish in New York fear 'anybody in a shirt and tie who might rat them out'

Dec 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,627 Views 32 Comments

More than €72,000 has been provided to fund counselling and suicide prevention services to the Irish community in New York.

# diaspora - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish emigrants miss this food the most.... (can you guess?)
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Irish emigrants miss this food the most.... (can you guess?)

Dec 2nd 2014, 2:53 PM 37,358 Views 122 Comments

Hint: Ms Longoria had a brief romance with him this year…

# diaspora - Monday 24 November, 2014

Here's how much we're spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Here's how much we're spending to support Irish emigrants in Australia

Nov 24th 2014, 4:38 PM 19,937 Views 37 Comments

Communities in Sydney and Melbourne will benefit most.

# diaspora - Friday 21 November, 2014

Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US
# Immigration Reform
# Immigration Reform

Opinion: At last, a lifeline for the undocumented Irish in the US

Nov 21st 2014, 12:00 PM 76 Views 35 Comments

President Obama’s action is the first ray of light in a long time for undocumented Irish men and women effectively trapped in the shadows of places like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

# diaspora - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish abroad should have the right to vote back home. Here's why...

Nov 13th 2014, 8:15 AM 194 Views 63 Comments

A report today will say that the government needs to accept the principle that voting rights should be extended to Irish citizens abroad.

# diaspora - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks
# Referendum
# Referendum

Living abroad, but want to vote? A decision on your rights could be made in the next 7 weeks

Nov 4th 2014, 7:05 PM 6,099 Views 76 Comments

A decision on whether to hold a referendum to allow the Irish diaspora to vote in presidential elections is to be made shortly.

# diaspora - Monday 27 October, 2014

'Dermot died in front of me': Wife of murdered Irishman demands tougher sentence for killer
# Australia
# Australia

'Dermot died in front of me': Wife of murdered Irishman demands tougher sentence for killer

Oct 27th 2014, 1:56 PM 26,992 Views 15 Comments

Dermot O’Toole was stabbed during a robbery of his jewellery shop in Victoria.

# diaspora - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Aaron McKenna: How can we bring our emigrants home?

Oct 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 164 Views 102 Comments

The energy and vibrancy of younger workers is what drives an economy on – but, quite apart from that, emigration is a poignant human tragedy.

# diaspora - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays
# Elections
# Elections

You could soon be able to vote while on your holidays

Oct 1st 2014, 6:50 AM 6,276 Views 15 Comments

There’s nothing like missing a good vote to make you homesick.

# diaspora - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year
# Who Goes There?
# Who Goes There?

School-leavers and graduates make up larger chunk of emigrants than last year

Sep 30th 2014, 11:04 AM 5,021 Views 16 Comments

18-29 year-olds comprise a whopping 78% of Irish visa applicants.

# diaspora - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'

Sep 28th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,963 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.

# diaspora - Monday 22 September, 2014

Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer's Bath go top
# Exiles
From The42
# Exiles

Ulsterman Steenson fires Exeter to victory as Stringer's Bath go top

Sep 22nd 2014, 4:08 PM 2,822 Views 2 Comments

We counted 25 Irish players involved in the English Premiership and Championship over the weekend.

# diaspora - Friday 19 September, 2014

Boston mayor Marty Walsh lands in Ireland for historic homecoming
# Marty Bucks
# Marty Bucks

Boston mayor Marty Walsh lands in Ireland for historic homecoming

Sep 19th 2014, 8:53 AM 12,395 Views 17 Comments

…and drops a few words as Gaeilge. Just because.

# 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 7,165 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.

# diaspora - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."
# Ancestors
# Ancestors

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

Sep 12th 2014, 8:30 PM 8,309 Views 60 Comments

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# diaspora - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger online

Aug 12th 2014, 10:08 AM 53,663 Views 179 Comments

It follows a hospital recruitment drive targeting specifically Irish nurses.

# diaspora - Saturday 19 July, 2014

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?
# Emigration
# Emigration

What can the new diaspora minister do for the Irish abroad?

Jul 19th 2014, 8:15 AM 8,598 Views 52 Comments

What once an aspirational concept is now a very real reality for many Irish families.

# 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 10,176 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.

# diaspora - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Open Thread: Are you Irish and living abroad? What would you like the government to do for you?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: Are you Irish and living abroad? What would you like the government to do for you?

Apr 20th 2014, 4:00 PM 15,383 Views 105 Comments

Give us your wishlist.

# diaspora - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
# On A Visit
# On A Visit

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

Apr 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,752 Views 34 Comments

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# diaspora - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you
# Suggestion Box
# Suggestion Box

Irish? Living abroad? Eamon Gilmore wants to hear from you

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 14,184 Views 75 Comments

The Government’s reviewing how it engages with the Irish overseas. You can give your two cents (pennies, jiao – whatever) from today.

# diaspora - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora
# Emigrants
# Emigrants

'A denial of people's rights': Sinn Féin wants a new junior minister for the diaspora

Mar 11th 2014, 1:37 PM 7,138 Views 153 Comments

Gerry Adams has called for a raft of changes to how Irish abroad are treated here.

# diaspora - Monday 3 March, 2014

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:48 PM 4,795 Views 29 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections
# Emigrant Voices
# Emigrant Voices

Column: Enda, Ireland won't crumble if emigrants are given a voice in elections

Feb 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 39 Views 103 Comments

Some Irish emigrants can already vote in the election of representatives in Ireland… so long as they have the right degree, of course, write David Burns and Conor O’Neill.

# diaspora - Monday 3 February, 2014

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side
# Gallant Allies
# Gallant Allies

If you're for voting rights for Irish abroad the EU is on your side

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:21 PM 7,457 Views 97 Comments

The European Commission intervention comes as the ‘We’re Coming Back’ group make a submission to Irish Government arguing for voting rights.

# diaspora - Monday 6 January, 2014

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston
# Mayor Walsh
# Mayor Walsh

Son of Connemara emigrants Martin Walsh sworn in as mayor of Boston

Jan 6th 2014, 10:05 PM 16,366 Views 20 Comments

Walsh, who overcame childhood cancer and struggled with alcoholism as a young adult, defeated 11 other contenders.

# diaspora - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.
# Poignant
# Poignant

Ever flown through JFK airport? This is the moment it got its name.

Dec 24th 2013, 8:30 PM 26,604 Views 21 Comments

On Christmas Eve 50 years ago, the New York International Airport paid a poignant tribute to the fallen US president.

# 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 14,657 Views 117 Comments

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

# diaspora - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde
# Diaspora
From The42
# Diaspora

Irish consortium take over Exiles, sign up CJ van der Linde

Dec 12th 2013, 1:05 PM 5,388 Views 1 Comment

London Irish owners for London Irish, sounds right to us.

# diaspora - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas
# Home
# Home

Half of Irish living abroad don't make it home for Christmas

Nov 14th 2013, 12:35 PM 9,451 Views 45 Comments

Skype, Viber and What’s App most popular forms of communication for keeping in touch with home.

# diaspora - Sunday 6 October, 2013

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora

Oct 6th 2013, 8:15 AM 10,048 Views 41 Comments

‘The diaspora can be a force and a resource,’ says French Minister for French Abroad Hélène Conway.

# diaspora - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister

Oct 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,011 Views 37 Comments

He was told by the French Minister for the French Abroad that it could be beneficial for the country.

# diaspora - Friday 4 October, 2013

Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle
# Economic Forum
# Economic Forum

Global Irish Economic Forum to get underway at Dublin Castle

Oct 4th 2013, 6:00 AM 2,755 Views 5 Comments

Minister for Foreign affairs Éamon Gilmore will deliver the opening address this morning.

# diaspora - Sunday 8 September, 2013

The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland
# Out Forr'n
From The Daily Edge
# Out Forr'n

The 14 hardest little things about leaving Ireland

Sep 8th 2013, 8:15 PM 58,179 Views 130 Comments

No matter how you go, it’s not easy. Here’s the worst of it.

# diaspora - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month
# Flying
# Flying

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month

Aug 7th 2013, 4:30 PM 5,690 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a seven per cent increase on passenger numbers when compared to the same period last year.

# diaspora - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?
# Shakedown
# Shakedown

Is The Gathering actually working?

May 28th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,295 Views 57 Comments

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# diaspora - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise's Irish roots... where's the harm in that?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: So, we have recognised Tom Cruise's Irish roots... where's the harm in that?

Apr 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 219 Views 88 Comments

Those who are cynical or opposed to the efforts of The Gathering should ask themselves why, says Larry Donnelly who questions what ignites such hostility to seemingly harmless endeavours like that of certificates of Irishness.