Irish Post Awards

  • Posted by castle33
  • On November 24, 2017
Delighted to give the keynote address to the annual Irish Post Awards in London- stunning event with over 1500 people and televised live on TG4. Great to catch up with Award winner Bob Geldof. Hats off to Elgin Loane and his team at the Irish Post……they really know how to put on a classy Diaspora […]
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RWC 2023 and the Diaspora

  • Posted by castle33
  • On November 15, 2017
Close but no cigar as the commendable Irish bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup came up a tad short. On the merits Ireland deserved to win it but, at the end of the day, the money won out. Sad, and a reflection of our times and hard not to be a bit cynical. […]
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The Third Act Conference

  • Posted by castle33
  • On October 24, 2017
Delighted to be speaking at the upcoming Third Act Conference in Dublin on November 9th in the Marker Hotel along with a stellar line up of local and international speakers. Hats off to founder and driver of the organisation, Dr. Edward Kelly, and this conference will see the exciting launch of the Third Act Talent […]
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Ireland and Global Connectivity

  • Posted by castle33
  • On October 2, 2017
Leo Varadkar and Ireland Inc.   Possibly the most interesting announcement Leo Varadkar has made since becoming Taoiseach was the decision to double Ireland’s international presence over the next decade. Through more embassies and agencies the focus will be on investment, tourism, culture and food. The announcement didn’t attract a whole heap of attention but […]
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Address on Diaspora to Remittances Conference at the UN in New York

  • Posted by castle33
  • On July 5, 2017
Delighted to get the opportunity to speak at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Conference in the UN in New York recently and to have the opportunity to bring focus on why Diasporas are now such an important dynamic in the global economy. Now only are remittances in excess of $575 billion annually but […]
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RePatriot Romania calling

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 15, 2017
Diaspora Matters ran a two day workshop just outside Bucharest for RePatriot, an organisation dedicated to connecting the Romanian Diaspora to their homeland. There are over 4 million Romanians living outside Romania (population 38 million). Through conferences and an online platform RePatriot have developed an international network of over 7000 entrepreneurs and business people. The […]
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Sligo in London

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 14, 2017
Great to see Sligo with their Mayor Marie Cassidy out in force in London with over 200 people at their event in the Bloomsbury Hotel recently and particularly honoured to be asked to present to them. A great example that Diaspora engagement is all about place and that place may not be a country but […]
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Networking Masterclass for the Irish International Business Network

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 14, 2017
Ran a Networking Masterclass for the Irish International Business Network (IIBN) in London recently and it was an opportunity to float a series of ideas that resonated with them such as : How to survive and thrive in a fast moving world by Networking The myth of individualism Strong and weak connections Why companies want […]
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Federation of Irish Sports 2017 Conference

  • Posted by castle33
  • On June 2, 2017
Delighted to be asked by CEO James Galvin to MC this Conference which turned out to both illuminating and instructive. After a frank and fortright introduction from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD there were presentations from a number of sports bodies including cricket, judo, gymnastics, handball, and sailing as well […]
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