New diaspora strategy

There are 70 million people around the globe who are Irish-born or have Irish descent. The Irish Government has noticed this, and have developed a new Diaspora Strategy, which is to set out how Ireland will support & engage with the Global Irish Communities around the world over the next five years.

key commitments are:
  • Ensuring that the most vulnerable overseas Irish communities are supported
  • Seeking pathways to legal migration to the US and solutions for undocumented Irish citizens;
  • Promoting opportunities for the next generation of the diaspora to work and study in Ireland.

This new strategy cherishes diversity, champions our connections with each other, and seeks to give people a voice within Irish life, while also setting out the many ways this government will work to support the Irish abroad.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., welcomed the new Strategy, “the commitment by the Government to holding a referendum to extending voting rights in Presidential elections to our citizens outside the State provides a real opportunity to engage all citizens around the world in our democracy.  It underlines the importance attached by the Government to making the Presidency an office which truly represents all the citizens of Ireland.”

American Irish dancing viral sensation Morgan Bullock is set to be one of the faces of a push by the Department of Foreign Affairs for a more inclusive diaspora. Her viral Irish dancing video on TikTok is seen as the classic example of the sort of person this new strategy is designed to embrace and appeal to.

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