Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan launched a Global Irish Media Fund. This media fund will support news organisations and journalists to tell stories about the Irish abroad and the impact of emigration on those at home.
Speaking at the Global Irish Economic Forum, Minister Deenihan said:
"I am delighted to launch these initiatives as part of the Government’s commitment to strengthening links with the diaspora. The Global Irish Media Fund will support media professionals to bring to life stories of the diaspora experience, while our pilot summer camp programme will allow the next generation of the global Irish to connect with the country of their ancestors.’
“The Global Irish Media Fund will encourage quality reporting of all aspects of the Irish emigrant experience. The successes and the challenges of our emigrants, both recent and distant, are of interest to Irish people and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade wishes to facilitate more reporting of these stories.”
The deadline for applications for 2016 funding is 5pm on 15 January 2016.