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Announcement of opening of new Consulate in Vancouver

11 December 2017

Announcement of opening of new Consulate in Vancouver

Second Edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory launched by Minister of State Cannon

27 November 2017

Second Edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory launched by Minister of State Cannon

The New Irish in Berlin

09 November 2017

The New Irish in Berlin

2000th Centenarian Abroad Recognised

25 October 2017

2000th Centenarian Abroad Recognised

Launch of Back for Business

12 October 2017

Launch of Back for Business

Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad 2017

09 October 2017

Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad 2017

Minister Cannon's visits to New York and Leeds

09 October 2017

Minister Cannon's visits to New York and Leeds

Online Passport Renewals

26 September 2017

In March of this year the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade launched online renewals for passports. For this first time online passport renewal is accessible no matter where you are in the world.

Launch of Global Irish Diaspora Directory

22 September 2017

Following on from commitments at the second Global Irish Civic Forum, Irish Abroad Unit have launched the first edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory.

SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal 2018

15 September 2017

Science Foundation Ireland welcomes nominations for the SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal 2018

A Global Gathering to Discuss the Irish Diaspora

24 July 2017

UCD welcomes researchers from around the world to the first international congress on the Global Irish Diaspora.

The Global Irish Civic Forum

20 July 2017

The second Global Irish Civic Forum took place on 4-5 May 2017 in Dublin Castle, with the theme "Communities, Connections, Conversations"

The Irish in Japan

18 July 2017

Few occasions bring the overseas Irish community together like an opportunity to watch the national team in action, and the visit of the Irish rugby team to Japan in June 2017 was no exception

Welcome Message from Minister of State Ciarán Cannon

17 July 2017

Welcome Message from Minister of State Ciarán Cannon

Travelwise App

05 July 2017

For citizens who have downloaded it, the TravelWise app is the most sophisticated crisis tool the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has to communicate in real time with Irish people abroad caught up in a crisis, and was developed to help Irish people to stay safe and informed while travelling or living abroad.

Global Irish Business Networks

05 July 2017

The Irish abroad have always sought, when possible, to work together in common causes, whether that be in welfare provision, cultural promotion or in sport.

80 Days Podcast

05 July 2017

With special thanks to Joe, Luke and Mark. Their novel approach to learning about the world and sharing their insights is an excellent example of innovation and ties that transcend borders and continents. These qualities are hallmarks of the Irish diaspora and seeing that so well-articulated in this podcast is great.

Options paper on voting rights for citizens outside the state

02 May 2017

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.