Helping Irish people and people of Irish descent maintain their connections to Ireland and each other, through information and support
Register for our public consultations
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon, T.D. is hosting a series of public consultations to inform the Government's new diaspora policy.
Emigrant Support Programme
The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. It aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland. We have developed a range of information documents to assist organisations applying for Emigrant Support Programme Funding. These documents outline what we look for in our consideration of applications and highlight best practice to assist organisations in being successful with their applications.
Options paper on voting rights for citizens outside the state
The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have prepared an Options Paper on voting at presidential elections by citizens resident outside the State.
13 March 2019
12 March 2019
8 February 2019
13 November 2018
30 October 2018
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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