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 .