Former US president Bill Clinton, will join a host of world leaders and well known figures for the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin next week.
Economist David McWilliams, award-winning author Colm Toibin, U2 Manager Paul McGuinness, GAA president Christy Cooney will converge at Dublin Castle on October 7 and 8 alongside the current president Mary McAleese, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
Global Irish Economic Forum to bring diaspora together
“The Forum will be the first time the entire Network has come together and I am looking forward to a frank and intensive exchange of ideas on the Government’s priorities for economic renewal, job creation and the restoration of Ireland’s reputation abroad,” Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said in a statement on the forums website.
The first forum was held in September 2009 which aimed to explore how the Diaspora could contribute to Ireland’s economic recovery. As a result of this the Global Irish Network was established which is a network of influential Irish at home and abroad.
Topics to be discussed during the two-day conference include “Ireland: the Road to Recovery”, “Ireland’s image abroad”.
Bill Clinton will address the group on “Ireland and the Global Irish in the 21st Century”,
The forum will also launch WorldIrish.com, a new online community for Irish people around the globe.