Event: Global Irish Civic Forum
Where: Dublin Castle, Dame St Dublin 2 Ireland
When: Thursday 4th -Friday 5th May 2017.
Cost: Free entry
Further information: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
Change of Date
The second Global Irish Civic Forum which was scheduled to take place in Dublin Castle on 2nd-3rd February 2017 will now take place on the 4th-5th May 2017.
The Civic Forum is a key priority and through the work of our Global Irish, including through the Forum, contributes hugely to the Irish Government’s wish to support our diaspora for the benefit of those at home and abroad, and is a vital link in the broader strategic work of the Government.
The Civic Forum which is a key event for learning, sharing experiences and building networks so that the valuable work you are all doing to support Irish communities around the world can be continued and enhanced.
Graham Hartnett, Second Secretary, Embassy of Ireland, Canberra
Letter from the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh T.D
Dear Member of the Global Irish family
In my capacity as Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development I am delighted to be contacting you regarding the second Global Irish Civic Forum which will take place in Dublin on 2-3 February 2017.
Following on from the first Forum which took place in June 2015, this event seeks to bring together representatives of the multitude of organisations working with the Irish diaspora around the world to share ideas and to discuss issues of common concern. For many of you working with the Irish community abroad you are often facing similar challenges, be that in Boston or in Melbourne, London or Dubai. However the collective knowledge is immense and the purpose of this event is to learn from one another, share experiences and build new networks.
Over the course of two days in Dublin Castle participants will examine some of the key issues facing the Irish diaspora today. I hope you will be in a position to attend this event and would encourage you to register by clicking this link.
It is a great privilege to be the representative of the many vibrant and diverse Irish communities overseas and I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible in Dublin in February.
Go raibh míle maith agat!
Joe McHugh T.D.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development