A call for Irish Diaspora to come home
Fáilte Ireland promotion to signify 'call home to the Irish diaspora around the world'
A year long promotion of Ireland entitled “The Gathering” will be launched by President Barack Obama next March, it has been announced.
Speaking at the Founders conference in Dublin over the weekend John Concannon, the Director of Regional Development with Fáilte Ireland, announced that the year-long promotion will be launched at the White House next St Patrick’s Day by President Barack Obama and Taoiseach Brian Cowen.
A spokesman for Fáilte Ireland told IrishCentral.com that the initiative was still in the development stages and would signify a “call home to the Irish diaspora around the world”.
The 12 month promotion will take place throughout 2012 and will include a range of sporting and cultural events at home and abroad. Some of the events will include an American Football game between Notre Dame and the Navy in Dublin, the World Surfing Championship being held in Ireland and a global computer game event.
Mr Concannon urged all Irish businesses to contribute and said he “would like as many of you to work with us as possible”.
The Fáilte Ireland representative was addressing the conference of international technology entrepreneurs including Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Chad Hurley from YouTube, and Niklas Zennstrom from Skype.
15 - 39 | See all comments
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
- Megyn Kelly says Santa and Jesus are white,...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- Irish outrage over NY Times pigeon-eating...
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- How Christmas was in my father’s time
Spelling correction: "Global Islamic terrorism" is a non-existent threat - created and promoted by the US, NATO, and Israel in order to justMegyn Kelly says Santa and Jesus are white, get used to it (VIDEO)
The idea that the leadership of the U.S. is pagan with an atheist and marxist President is certainly even more silly (or perhaps racist) than the statIrish outrage over NY Times pigeon-eating and desperate economic times article
We should all get the flock out of this situation. Pecking aound for such bird crumbs is difficult at the best of times.Engaged couple fired by Catholic school for falling pregnant outside wedlock
This is an overreaction by the school. Sex by an engaged couple is just a venal sin. The actual sacrament of marriage, in Catholic teaching, is admin