Supporting the Next Generation of the Irish Diaspora

Supporting the Next Generation of the Irish Diaspora

January 2016

Funded by the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Principal Investigator – Professor LIam Kennedy

Researchers: Dr. Martin Russell and Dr. Madeleine Lyes

More and more, states are seeking to understand the form and functions of diasporas and engage with them to provide new opportunities for knowledge transfer, tourism, conflict resolution, and many other matters. In the context of these emerging interests, Ireland has some prominence as a small nation with an over seventy million strong diaspora. This research report scopes the changing profile and needs of Irish emigrants in relation to the Government’s strategic objectives in engaging with the diaspora, particularly through the ESP, and considers how best these objectives may continue to be met. To read please click on the image.

The report is available to read: Supporting the Next Generation of the Irish Diaspora

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