Global Irish Newsletter. 


Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon, T.D.

Welcome to the July Global Irish Newsletter.

min-cannon-small-thumbI am happy that the re-launch of the Global Irish Newsletter coincides with my recent appointment as Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora. I am hugely excited to be taking on this role and I  have already been fortunate to meet some of the Irish community in the UK. Over the next few months I plan to meet more of you around the world so that I can promote your great work and hear your concerns.  I and my team will continue to support Irish organisations and communities around the world and I look forward to being the voice for these communities in Ireland

Is mise le meas,
Ciarán Cannon


Global Irish News and Events

Report of the Global Irish Civic Forum

Civic-Forum-Report-1At May’s Global Irish Civic Forum we were proud to welcome over 220 participants, representing 16 countries and over 150 organisations.

The report of the Civic Forum is out now and it incorporates the discussions from the event as well as the feedback received from those who attended.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and who attended the Civic Forum and made it a successful event.


Team Ireland in Japan

japan-ireland-logo-2017-FINAL.jpgThis year Ireland celebrates sixty years of diplomatic relations with Japan. A range of different events that have helped mark the occasion, from Government visits to celebrations of sport, culture and heritage.

In fact nothing gets the Irish community together like cheering on the Boys in Green, and the IRFU tour to Japan this summer was no exception. Ireland’s Embassy in Japan was at the centre of the action for two exciting weeks.



The Re-Launched Global Irish Hub

The Global Irish Hub has been overhauled so that it is now more user friendly and adaptable for smart phones.

Our first new content is from the Global Irish Civic Forum and we now have over seven hours of video online.

We have also made available an e-copy of the Global Irish Communication Handbook and will continue to upload more materials and resources over the next few months.


Information and Materials on Ireland’s Brexit Priorities

Ireland20EUIreland remains fully committed to our membership of the European Union and the Eurozone, and we will be very much part of the EU team in the Brexit negotiations ahead.

The Government has been preparing extensively for the Brexit negotiations and has developed a range of public materials setting out what Ireland’s priorities are, such as on Northern Ireland and the rights of the Irish abroad.


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