Global Irish Civic Forum 2017

Civic-Forum-banner-540pxEvent: 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


Dublin Castle

Change of Date

The second Global Irish Civic Forum will 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| ( + 61 2 6214 0012 | :: |  |

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


3 thoughts on “Global Irish Civic Forum 2017

  1. Please can I be advised how to register. I am the secretary of the London based organisation Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad, which was one of the presenters at two sessions the Constitutional Convention
    Susan O Halloran

    • Love to have you getting our magazine, Susan. All you have to do is go to site ( and go To link marked ‘Free Email’ on top of right hand column, and register for our ‘drop’ on 6th of each month. Simple as that. Love you to spread the word, encourage others to link to us, and even to submit articles, events, etc. We have a growing profile both here in Australia and elsewhere, and we’d love to be associated with Irish Citizens Abroad. Welcome to our community!

  2. Thanks for the information. We are representing an Irish-american media at conference and would like to register and receive media credentials. Please advise to above email.
    Mary S.McFarland

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