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    Government gives $1.3 million to US groups

    By Noreen Bowden | June 27, 2007

    Grants of nearly $1.3 million for US Irish organisations were announced yesterday by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern. The money will go to 13 groups that are engaged in the provision of support, information and advisory services.

    The Minister said:

    “I am delighted to allocate increased funding, again this year, to the Irish immigration centres in the US. These grants reflect the Government’s continuing commitment to Irish communities abroad, particularly to supporting the vulnerable members of our community in the US. ?

    The Government has given a total of $1.431 million to Irish immigrant groups in the US; in April, Mr Ahern announced grants of $50,000 for the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform and $100,000 for the Coalition of Irish Immigration Centres in the US.

    The funded organisations include:

    For more information, read the press release.

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