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Global Irish Civic Forum

An initiative of the Irish Government to help strengthen ties between Ireland and the diaspora.

The Global Irish Civic Forum is an initiative of the Irish Government to engage with the Irish diaspora from around the world.

Each forum helps strengthen ties between Ireland and the diaspora. It promotes discussion around issues of concern and interest to the global Irish community.

On 20-21 April 2023, invited representatives of organisations working with Irish diaspora communities will come together in Dublin Castle.

This year's forum is our third, with the last taking place in 2017.
2023 sees representatives of the global Irish family “Together Again – Le Chéile Arís”.

Two-way conversation

A diverse range of groups and individuals will be taking part, to share a range of views and experiences. Panel discussions, break-out sessions, and ample networking opportunities will encourage dynamic, open conversation.

It also provides an opportunity to renew old friendships and make new connections.

Looking foward

Reflecting on the past few years, we will explore our collective response to the challenges faced. Looking to the future, as a global community we bring a renewed sense of optimism and solidarity.

2023 Programme

Global Irish Civic Forum 2023 Programme
pdf 409.7 KB
Civic Forum Brochure
pdf 3.0 MB

Day 1 highlights

Session recordings

Day 1: morning session

Day 1: afternoon session

Day 2: morning session

Diaspora Directory

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

Emigrant Support Programme Grant payments issued in 2021

Emigrant Support Programme Grant Payments 2021
pdf 224.4 KB