News from Ireland

ChangeX highlights the work of IrelandXO Volunteers

When: Friday, 10 July, 2015

The Irish Times recently spoke to Christine Timoney who visited Ireland having connected with the Bournea Parish Volunteer, Tim Lee. Tim welcomed Christine to the area and helped her learn more about her ancestors. 

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Bournea Team, Tipperary, 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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Wedding Party Ireland

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.