Dubai Celts vs Qatar GAA in the men’s football final at the Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur last year

Global Diaspora and Development Forum is being held in Dublin this weekend

Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan speaking at the Global Diaspora and Development Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Jimmy Deenihan and Bill Clinton address Global Diaspora and Development Forum in Dublin

Irish-American publisher Niall O’Dowd, a co-founder of the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform, will be one of ten people to receive awards from President Michael D Higgins tomorrow for their work with Irish communities overseas. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Irish-American publisher one of 10 to receive Presidential award for service to Irish abroad

The first bills will now be issued to households at the end of January next year, four weeks later than originally planned.

Utility’s managing director thanks public for patience as registration deadline moved to November 30th

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations give their response to Government’s financial plans for next year

Last year, 182 organisations in 15 countries received funding for more than 350 projects under the Emigrant Support Programme. Photograph: Getty Images

Spend on ‘diaspora projects’ and Irish abroad organisations to total €12.5 million

The total allocation for spending in education for next year will be €8.3 billion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Number includes 900 teachers, 480 resource teachers and 365 special needs assistants

Minister of State for Equality, New Communities and Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he as ‘never pretended to stand over the system’ of direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Working group will ‘ look at all issues around asylum’ and report back by Christmas

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivering his Budget in the Dáil this afternoon

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin present Budget 2015 in the Dáil

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