Welcome to the 2008 Irish Diaspora Forum at UCD

Last year, 1,000 people participated in our first Irish Diaspora Forum, which was held in New York.

The purpose of the event is to explore and to stimulate discussion on issues that are of significance to people in Ireland and to people elsewhere who identify with Ireland and with Irishness, an estimated 80 million people world wide.

Discussion will focus on four themes:

Panels of special guest speakers will address specific topics, but the day is intended to be a forum and discussion and debate from other participants will be welcome.

This year the conference will take place in the Global Irish Institute. The event is free to members of the public who wish to participate, but we ask that you register for the event as places are limited.

I look forward to welcoming you to what should be a lively and stimulating day.


Dr Hugh Brady