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2017 News & Events

March 2017

Launch of Irish Film Festival

07 March 2017

The Consulate was delighted to host the launch of the 2017 Irish Film Festival.

Sydney Queer Irish Float at 2017 Mardi Gras

04 March 2017

On 4th March, Sydney Queer Irish took part in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Over 80 SQI members took part in the parade, led by Panti Bliss.

Visit by Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, T.D. to the Consulate

On 1st March, the Consul General was delighted to welcome the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, T.D., to the Consulate to meet with representatives from the Irish Support Agency and New South Wales GAA and discuss their mental health and wellbeing projects.

February 2017

Visit by Consulate Passport and Consular Officers to Penrith Gaels 

On 9th February, Penrith Gaels welcomed two of the Consulate’s passport and consular officers for a passport and consular information session.

January 2017

2017 Mardi Gras Film Festival

25 January 2017

The Consulate is delighted to support this year’s Mardi Gras Film Festival. The festival runs from 15 February to 2 March and two great Irish films are opening and closing the programme: A Date for Mad Mary and Handsome Devil.

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The Irish Government Emigrant Support Programme

11 January 2017

The Irish Government, through the Emigrant Support Programme, provides funding to non-profit organisations which support and connect the Irish abroad, including here in New South Wales. Applications for the 2017 grant round are open from 11th January 2017.