Friday 18th April 2014
Generation Emigration

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Debate over the merits of The Gathering continues The fallout over Gabriel Byrne's comments about The Gathering initiative being an artifice and a "scam" continues today. Here's a round-up of the coverage and debate in The Irish Times newspaper and online.
Gabriel Byrne slams The Gathering Former cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne has dismissed The Gathering initiative as a “scam” and said it amounted to a “shakedown” of the Irish disapora. What do you think?
Have your say: Will The Gathering bring the diaspora home? What do you think of The Gathering 2013? Would you visit Ireland or encourage those with Irish connections to visit next year because of it? Can the diaspora "help lift Ireland out of recession" as the Taoiseach said?
DIASPORA short film captures experience of recent arrivals in Toronto Barbara Deignan and her boyfriend Cian McDevitt moved to Toronto just over a year ago, and have made a short film about the Irish diaspora, capturing "the fears and hopes of those calling the city their new home".