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# diaspora - Sunday 7 April, 2013

You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?
# An Tóstal
# An Tóstal

You know we had a 'Gathering' 60 years ago, right?

Apr 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,519 Views 37 Comments

‘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.

# 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 36 Views 126 Comments

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

# diaspora - Friday 18 January, 2013

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent
# Come Visit Us
# Come Visit Us

Tourism Ireland wants to increase American tourist numbers by 20 per cent

Jan 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,923 Views 26 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

The Gathering 2013: What to expect
# Gathering 2013
# Gathering 2013

The Gathering 2013: What to expect

Dec 4th 2012, 6:59 PM 9,908 Views 43 Comments

A Riverdance world record attempt, a choral events calendar and international GAA events are in the mix.

# diaspora - Monday 26 November, 2012

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Irish people living abroad be allowed to vote in Irish elections?

Nov 26th 2012, 9:34 AM 10,972 Views 140 Comments

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
# Constitutional Convention
# Constitutional Convention

Voters want to scrap Seanad, give diaspora the vote and review Constitution

Nov 26th 2012, 8:03 AM 4,258 Views 32 Comments

Ipsos MRBI has polled a number of issues that will be up for discussion at the constitutional convention which gets under way this weekend.

# 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 68 Views 95 Comments

Why do we always have to knock ordinary people who are trying to rebuild Ireland, writes Eddie Barrett.

# diaspora - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Premier League kick-off: Six Irish players to keep track of this season
# Six Pack
From The42
# Six Pack

Premier League kick-off: Six Irish players to keep track of this season

Aug 18th 2012, 9:58 AM 2,877 Views 4 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Monday 9 July, 2012

Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s
# Missive
# Missive

Read: An emigrant's letter home from Argentina... in the 1800s

Jul 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 14,884 Views 26 Comments

Letters from Lambert brothers home to Ireland form part of exhibition about Irish diaspora in Argentina.

# diaspora - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora
# Ambassador
# Ambassador

Obama's Moneygall cousin to work on connecting Ireland's global diaspora

Jun 27th 2012, 12:38 PM 2,985 Views 4 Comments

Henry Healy “delighted” to join the Ireland Reaching Out campaign.

# diaspora - Friday 11 May, 2012

Help bring diaspora home to visit Ireland, Taoiseach urges public
# Gathering
# Gathering

Help bring diaspora home to visit Ireland, Taoiseach urges public

May 11th 2012, 9:29 PM 5,410 Views 120 Comments

Enda Kenny today launched The Gathering – a nationwide project which it’s hoped could boost visitor numbers by 325,000 next year.

# diaspora - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is 'awesome'
# Queen
# Queen

Enda Kenny: Queen Elizabeth II is 'awesome'

Mar 20th 2012, 10:14 AM 6,013 Views 60 Comments

The Taoiseach also extended the compliment to Barack Obama during a speech in Washington DC.

# diaspora - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Comhghairdeas! New award to be given to high-achieving Irish abroad

Mar 17th 2012, 7:29 PM 2,965 Views 15 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our diaspora can make Ireland great – but we need to connect

Mar 17th 2012, 12:00 PM 131 Views 16 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead
# RIP
# RIP

22-year-old founder of social networking site found dead

Nov 15th 2011, 4:42 PM 10,697 Views 22 Comments

Ilya Zhitomirskiy set up Diaspora with three other New York University students in 2010 as an ‘anti-Facebook’.

# diaspora - Friday 11 November, 2011

Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor
# People's Republic
# People's Republic

Cork to get its 'own passport' under plan from FG councillor

Nov 11th 2011, 11:09 AM 4,951 Views 55 Comments

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…

# diaspora - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Irish Post returns to newsstands in Britain
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Irish Post returns to newsstands in Britain

Oct 19th 2011, 2:35 PM 592 Views 3 Comments

The paper was saved last month after it was initially closed by its Irish owners in August.

# diaspora - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Irish website to hold presidential election vote for expats

Oct 18th 2011, 9:12 AM 1,154 Views 15 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Friday 7 October, 2011

In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle
# Global Irish
# Global Irish

In pictures: celebrity, business and politics meet at Dublin Castle

Oct 7th 2011, 5:31 PM 1,303 Views 10 Comments

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
# Global Irish
# Global Irish

Diaspora to get 'recognition' system - but NOT honours system

Oct 7th 2011, 11:27 AM 714 Views 7 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces new scheme at Global Irish Economic Forum as Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks of “new age” lying ahead for Ireland.

# 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 868 Views 9 Comments

Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.

# 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 2,018 Views 20 Comments

The Government will introduce an official recognition of Irish heritage for people with family roots here, from October.

# diaspora - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Jul 4th 2011, 7:00 PM 146 Views 38 Comments

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.

# diaspora - Thursday 5 May, 2011

# diaspora - Thursday 16 September, 2010

Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code
# Diaspora
# Diaspora

Open source alternative to Facebook releases source code

Sep 16th 2010, 4:16 PM 478 Views 0 Comments

Diaspora’, a social network which aims to transparently guard users’ privacy in a way Facebook doesn’t, unveils itself.