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Support for Irish diaspora

Ireland’s diaspora makes a profound contribution to our country

Our diaspora fosters goodwill. It generates economic development. It cherishes and showcases our diverse and dynamic culture.

Wherever our diaspora is, it brings much pride to this country through word, thought, and deeds.

Ireland is committed to recognising and supporting our people abroad. We do this through practical engagement to make a real and lasting difference.

Ireland's Diaspora Strategy 2020 - 2025

Recognising the need to sustain and renew a meaningful connection with our diaspora, the Government adopted a new strategic approach to supporting our citizens overseas and diaspora networks internationally.

In 2019, the Department of Foreign Affairs undertook wide-ranging public consultations on the future of Ireland’s diaspora policy. This strategy was shaped by contributions from hundreds of individuals and organisations both in Ireland, and in Irish communities around the world.

This strategy reflects the evolving circumstances and needs of the Irish abroad. It sets out a number of guiding principles and initiatives to strengthen the relationship between Ireland and our diaspora .

Ireland's Diaspora Strategy 2020 - 2025

Diaspora Directory

The third edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory lists almost 1,000 organisations, in four different regions: