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    Political participation by the Irish abroad – Irish Times

    By Noreen Bowden | November 14, 2009

    Paul Gillespie has an article in today’s Irish Times calling for the formation of an organisation that would act as a representative body for the 70 million Irish abroad.

    He mentions this website as a source for more information on global emigrant voting rights — here are some links to more of what I’ve written on the topic:

    I’ve also got a factsheet on diaspora strategy, although it’s in need of some updating.

    I have long had an interest in the diaspora strategies of other European nations, and I’m the Irish representative and vice-president of Europeans Throughout the World, a body comprised of the expat representative associations of the nations of Europe.

    Here are some posts highlighting their activities:

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