3 Key points from the new Irish Diaspora Strategy

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The Irish Government has set out a new strategy for the Irish Diaspora. This strategy covers the years 2020-25 and embraces all emigrant communities across the world, including Coventry's Irish community. 

3 key points in the strategy that will affect our community are:

1- Ireland will hold a referendum  on extending the franchise to allow citizens outside the country to participate in presidential elections.

2- Ceremonies will be introduced to welcome new citizens who gain citizenship through receiving foreign birth registrations. 

3- There is a promise of continued support for vulnerable members of the community, including the elderly and the Survivors.

If you want to read the strategy, you can access it here:
Diaspora-Strategy-2020-English.pdf (dfa.ie)

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