Initiatives such as the Gathering seek financial input from abroad but sometimes the money needs to flow the other way. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Most people [in Ireland] don’t give a s**t about the diaspora except to shake them down for a few quid,” was Gabriel Byrne’s immortal condemnation of(...)

Martin Chulov, foreign correspondent with  the Guardian: “Social media is information, journalism is what you do with it.”

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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 (...)

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