News from Ireland

Catholic Parish Registers Online

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2015 make available online, for free, records of marriages and baptisms (and some burial records) from the NLI collection. Launching the website today, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny stated it was an "important day for our country, our people and our soul".

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The Economist highlights Ireland Reaching Out's work

When: Friday, 3 July, 2015

Joel Budd from the Economist got in touch with us following the launch of the new website and was very interested in how Ireland Reaching Out is actively engaging with the Irish Diaspora, in a way that is relevant and meaningful to everyone involved.

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The Economist Just 2015

Ireland's First Global Civic Forum

When: Monday, 8 June, 2015

The first event of its kind, Ireland Reaching Out was priviliged to be a participant at this forum and to be able to discuss matters of identity, heritage and sense of place with others working with the Diaspora community - both in Ireland and abroad.

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Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan, chief executive of Irish in Britain Jennie McShannon, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan at Dublin Castle this week.

Tuam and Brisbane Connect

When: Friday, 22 May, 2015

Brisbane and Tuam connected this month when Rick Estella and his wife Elizabeth traveled to the north Galway town to visit the place where Rick's great, great, grandfather, Stephen Phillips worked on the railway. 

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New support for local diaspora projects

When: Sunday, 10 May, 2015

The new Diaspora fund recognises the importance of assisting local Irish communities create and maintain relationships with people of Irish descent throughout the world, helping to connect them back to their parishes and counties of origin in Ireland. 

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Minister Flanagan at Irish elders lunch club Bexley London