Irish business profile: Turlough McConnell
It’s that kind of thinking that was motivated Turlough and Niall to set up the U.S.-Ireland Forum three years ago. “It’s a chance to go on record about the changing conversation between Ireland and the US. The first was in Manhattan in 2007, the second in UCD last year and this year's will be in London in November.
We've always had our culture and strong connections, our ability to meet with people and connect with people. “Now, with travel and the internet, a lot of the barriers caused by location are coming down. That’s why we are excited about IrishCentral.com, a portal for all things Irish. The one thing we all know is we are communicating more and we are saying important things. The diaspora is not about leaving or going away. It's not a one way street; it's a constant flow back and forth.”