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Minister Cannon announces launch of Survey on the Views of the Global Irish in Asia

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Minister Cannon announces launch of Survey on the Views of the Global Irish in Asia

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. has today sent a call to action to the Irish in Asia to engage with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade by participating in a questionnaire on their views.  

The Irish Government is committed to supporting, engaging and developing further links with our communities across the globe. The Government’s Emigrant Support Programme provides funding of €11.595 million each year to Irish community organisations around the world for projects which assist, support and nurture Irish communities worldwide.

Speaking from Chicago, where Minister of State Cannon is undertaking a St. Patrick’s Day programme, he said:

“The profile of the global Irish is becoming more and more diverse. Current trends in migration have shown that Irish people are moving in significant numbers to less traditional locations, including across Asia.

In the context of the new whole-of-government Asia Pacific Strategy being developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, we want to build a better, wider profile and deeper understanding of our emigrants and Irish communities across Asia.

This is an opportunity for us to engage in a meaningful two-way dialogue and I am looking forward to hearing a range of views which will inform our future priorities and policies”.

Press Office
16 March 2018


Note for Editors:

The questionnaire is currently available on the Global Irish website and on Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade social media platforms and will be accessible until 15 April.

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