The diaspora debate

It is encouraging that the government has finally listened to David McWilliams’s and others’ suggestion that we tap into the wealth of knowledge and talent of the great Irish diaspora.

26th September, 2009

It is encouraging that the government has finally listened to David McWilliams’s and others’ suggestion that we tap into the wealth of knowledge and talent of the great Irish diaspora.

Having met many emigrants over the years, their pride in their heritage is fundamental to their very being.

However, for this exciting adventure to work, it must be a two-way transaction. I do feel that, as a nation, we must have more...

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