Lily Cole, who says working in fashion opened her eyes to thinking about economics as a vehicle for change Photograph: John Lamparski/WireImage 3:29

Lily Cole is an unlikely Don Quixote for the 21st century. The 26-year-old English model and actor has appeared in big budget films and on the (...)

Chairman of the Gathering Tim O’Connor told the Irish Diaspora Forum that the tourism initiative had been an example of ‘democratisation of diaspora policy’. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Governments and organisations looking to build relationships with their diasporas have to devise strategies which reward both parties for their(...)

Recent arrivals have been able to link in with long-established Irish communities via technology  rather than in the local Irish pub

In their working paper for a proposed “strategy for the Irish diaspora” in 2008, National University of Ireland researchers Mark Boyle and Rob (...)