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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Diaspora

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You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?
‘An Tóstal’ was organised in 1953 to encourage visitors to come to Ireland outside of the normal tourist season. And it gave us the Rose of Tralee.
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.
Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent
More than one million Americans are expected to visit Ireland this year, spending more than $1 billion – and Tourism Ireland wants to see this increase even more.
The Gathering 2013: What to expect
A Riverdance world record attempt, a choral events calendar and international GAA events are in the mix.
Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?
The dramatic surge in emigration from Ireland in recent years means that voting rights for Irish people living abroad has become a major issue. What do you think – should emigrants be allowed vote?
Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution
Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.
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.
Premier League kick-off: Six Irish players to keep track of this season
The talent cup is hardly overflowing but if most of these men can fulfil their potential then Brazil in 2014 may not be a distant dream.
Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s
Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.
Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora
Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.
Help bring diaspora home to visit Ireland, Taoiseach urges public
Enda Kenny today launched The Gathering – a nationwide project which it’s hoped could boost visitor numbers by 325,000 next year.
Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is 'awesome'
The Taoiseach also extended the compliment to Barack Obama during a speech in Washington DC.
Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad
The Presidential Distinguished Service Award will be formal recognition by the State of people living abroad who have given distinguished service to Ireland.
Column: Our diaspora can make Ireland great – but we need to connect
We’re used to asking what the Irish community abroad can do for us. Maybe the real question is what we can do for them, writes Kingsley Aikins.
22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead
Ilya Zhitomirskiy set up Diaspora with three other New York University students in 2010 as an ‘anti-Facebook’.
Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor
The idea has been floated by a Fine Gael councillor in Cork to celebrate the heritage of the rebel county – but the reaction from non-Corkonians has been less than positive…
Irish Post returns to newsstands in Britain
The paper was saved last month after it was initially closed by its Irish owners in August.
Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats
Ballotbox.ie is opening up registration for a mock poll to allow Irish abroad to have their say in who they want to be the next president.
In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle
The great and the good have descended on the Global Irish Economic Forum in the capital today.
Diaspora to get 'recognition' system - but NOT honours system
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces new scheme at Global Irish Economic Forum as Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks of “new age” lying ahead for Ireland.
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.
Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?
Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.
Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code
Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.