Posts Tagged ‘Diaspora’

Weekly Comment:
Irish America Magazine
to launch #ConnectIrish

As March is Irish Heritage Month, there are countless gatherings and events planned worldwide to celebrate all things Irish. We at Irish America are encouraging the Irish diaspora to reunite on social media and share the activities they are taking part in by using the new hashtag, #ConnectIrish. Irish America magazine has been in printRead more..

The Irish Olympic Diaspora

Ireland had a reasonable showing at the 2016 Summer Olympics with two silver medals, including the country’s first for rowing (see right). But what about the Irish diaspora? How did the descendants of emigrants fare in the Rio games? And what would Ireland’s team score have looked like if the diaspora competed as a country?Read more..

Vote Referendum Tabled

Outrage was sparked when the Irish government refused to hold a referendum to extend the vote in Presidential elections to Irish citizens living in the North and elsewhere outside the Republic of Ireland. The referendum was backed by the Constitutional Convention and a number of prominent TDs. But Louth TD Gerry Adams lambasted the decision,Read more..

St. Patrick’s Diaspora:
19 Places Other than Dublin to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

We’re familiar with the traditionally large-scale and internationally renowned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations – New York, Boston, Chicago, Dublin, and the like – but what about the other 190 countries? What about the other 47 U.S. states? What about upstate? In addition to national landmarks, fountains, and even rivers (looking at you, Chicago) turning greenRead more..

Online Funerals for the Diaspora

A new business venture by County Clare entrepreneur Alan Foudy (pictured below) plans to live-stream funerals online in an attempt to ease travel concerns of many in the global Irish diaspora. The service, called Funerals Live, is explicitly targeted to family members and friends who live abroad and can’t make it home for the service,Read more..

Irish Awards for the Diaspora

The Irish government announced the first recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards. Ireland has a diaspora of over 70 million around the world, many of whom maintain a close connection with the country of their ancestors. From philanthropy to activism, from education to business and the public sphere, many of the diaspora have demonstratedRead more..

Please Treasure Our History

Many of you out there in the diaspora are in possession of treasures of our history which we here at home either carelessly lost or callously threw away into the footprints of the Celtic Tiger. That reality was hammered home to me an hour ago. I was in my neighbor Jimmy’s house and his LimerickRead more..

The First Word: The Diaspora

Does the diaspora matter? That was the key issue of discussion at the U.S.-Ireland Forum. The first ever conference on the Irish diaspora was held in New York City in November. It drew upwards of 1,000 people over two days, and was hailed as a great success. Growing up in Ireland I don’t think thatRead more..

The US Ireland Forum Highlights

The inaugural U.S.-Ireland Forum was held in New York on November 7 and 8. Irish America magazine, together with The American Ireland Fund, University College Dublin, and the Irish Government co-hosted the event at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. Over the two days some of the finest Irish and Irish-American minds came together to discuss theRead more..

The US Ireland Forum: Hugh Brady’s Address

The U.S.-Ireland Forum got off to a good start when Dr. Hugh Brady, President of University College Dublin, announced that funding had been obtained to assist the university in establishing an International Center to support the global Irish family. This was his address: Today there is unprecedented interest in the Irish and the Irish Diaspora,Read more..