Minister Ciaran Cannon

  • The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciarán Cannon will host a public town hall consultation meeting at The T.F. Royal Hotel & Theatre in Castlebar on Monday evening next, July 8th, from 6 to 8pm,to get the public’s view on Ireland’s new diaspora policy and everyone is invited to attend.

    The Government has committed to introducing a new diaspora policy in 2020.

    Minister Cannon told Midwest News today that the  policy will guide Ireland’s engagement with Irish people living overseas, with communities of Irish heritage, and with individuals around the world who feel an affinity with Irish culture and values.

  • Public meetings are taking place in Galway this evening and in Sligo tomorrow evening to give people an opportunity to contribute to the development of Ireland's International Development Policy.

    A public consultation process was launched this Summer, with Tanaiste Simon Coveney saying Ireland needs to respond to the challenges of a changing world.

    With the Government's International Development Policy currently under review, the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon is inviting the general public to attend a series of public consultation meetings to give the insights and contributions on the development of the policy.

    This evening's meeting will take place at NUI Galway and at The Model in Sligo tomorrow evening - both starting at 6.30.