March 11, 2009
I created the website Ireland’s Diaspora. The idea grew from a talk given by David McWilliams here in New York awhile ago. He was being very unfashionable and warning about the dreadful consequences of the bursting housing bubble that he foresaw . He felt Ireland’s strengths are in our education, our ability to thrive in a knowledge economy, our friendliness and the craic. He said we needed to leverage those to our advantage creating networks, connections and goodwill which would lead to the development of greater cultural and economic links between the national and international Irish communities.
This sites mission is to aid that idea. This site will allow its user to make contacts, create online communities, blog and all the other facilities that are starting to be commonplace in a Web 2.0 online world. Hopefully it can help to foster ties between us all.