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Global Irish

Helping Irish people and people of Irish descent maintain their connections to Ireland and each other, through information and support


Global Irish Civic Forum

Global Irish Civic Forum

The second Global Irish Civic Forum took place in Dublin Castle on 4-5 May 2017

The theme of the Civic Forum was 'Communities, Connections, Conversations' and it provided an opportunity for those supporting the Irish diaspora abroad to come to Dublin to discuss their work with these communities and engage with Government. The Forum was a mixture of plenary discussions and workshops, with speakers primarily from Irish diaspora orgnasiations and also from Government, technology companies and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Options Paper

Options Paper

Options paper on voting rights for citizens outside the state

The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have prepared an Options Paper on voting at presidential elections by citizens resident outside the State.

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Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Presidential Distinguished Service Award

There are a number of extraordinary people who contribute to Ireland and to Irish communities abroad. The Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad honours the work they do.

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Emigrant Support Programme

Emigrant Support Programme

The ESP supports Irish communities overseas by funding non-profit organisations & projects

Emigrant Support Programme
Global Irish Civic Forum

Global Irish Civic Forum

The second Global Irish Civic Forum will take place in Dublin Castle on 4-5 May 2017

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Business & Education

Business & Education

Latest information on opportunities for business, education and training.

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Heritage

Heritage

If you are one of the 70 million people around the world who claim Irish roots, there are a number of ways you can celebrate your heritage.

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Sport & Culture

Sport & Culture

Sport and Culture are a huge part of the Irish identity and, as a nation we are renowned for our athletes, actors, teams and artists.

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Connecting You

Connecting You

There are a range of ways that Irish people living abroad can keep in touch with Ireland.

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