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Welcome! We trust that you will find useful information here to assist you in supporting Irish citizens wherever you are in the world. Our hope is that by working together we can help Irish citizens to make informed choices about their migration, and make it easier for them successfully settle abroad  or return home to Ireland. We strongly believe that collaboration creates opportunities to share best practices and deepens connection amongst the Irish diaspora.

How We Can Help

General Information

If you are aware of someone who would benefit from general information about returning to Ireland, you can share our contact details in order for them to contact us or please feel free to share our resources. The Returning to Ireland section of our website is a good place to start.

Complex Cases

For complex cases, please contact us directly with further details as we can review the case and offer specific information based on presenting needs. Complete our ‘Get Help’ contact form by selecting ‘Looking for someone else’ and providing further details. This page also provides an overview of what services we are able to provide to Irish citizens.

Outreach

We are keen to expand our Irish diaspora networks by growing our connections with established or nascent groups in emerging destinations for Irish emigrants. If you are part of an Irish group abroad and you would like to be listed in our Irish Diaspora Directory, or you would like to work together, please do get in touch! Our dedicated Policy and Outreach Officer or another member of our team would be happy to discuss collaborative opportunities.

Resources

Template Letter of Support

Download this template letter of support as an example of what to provide in the event an Irish citizen you are assisting will need urgent access to statutory supports upon returning to Ireland (e.g. social welfare or emergency accommodation assistance).

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Webinars and Events

We run regular webinars and information sessions for both prospective and returning Irish emigrants. Follow us on Eventbrite for all the latest updates to our events calendar. You can also watch recordings of previous sessions here.

Many of our webinars are delivered in collaboration with our global Irish partners, such as the Eamonn O’Loghlin Irish Canadian Immigration Centre, Irish Support Agency (New South Wales), and Irish in France to name a few.

Returning to Ireland Checklist

Download our essential documents checklist to share with anyone planning a return to Ireland.

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Training

We provide capacity-building training on supporting returning Irish citizens to our peer organisations abroad. This includes Emigrant Support Programme funding recipients. Depending on where you are located, we can facilitate these in-person or remotely with front-line workers or directly with groups of prospective emigrants and returnees.

Previous sessions include training for members of the Irish in Britain and Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers around social welfare payments, immigration permissions for non-Irish family, supporting people returning in crisis, and much more. For training requests and enquiries, please complete our training form.

Add us to your website!

Does your website include information for new arrivals and returning Irish citizens? You can list us there as a resource e.g. ‘Crosscare Irish Diaspora Support Project provides information and support for Irish people moving abroad and returning home to Ireland. Visit www.diasporasupport.ie to learn more.’

Stay Informed

Publications

Did you know that we conduct research and policy work on issues concerning Ireland’s diaspora, particularly around return migration to Ireland? To view a list of our Irish diaspora-focused research reports and social policy submissions, visit our policy and research page.

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow us and share our content resources with your community on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedInTwitter, and Youtube.

Interested in collaborating on a social media campaign or have something diaspora-related you would like to promote? We would love to hear from you–please email irishdiasporasupport@crosscare.ie.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

We send regular news and updates from the project and of relevance to the global Irish diaspora community. Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page today or get in touch if you have an update you would like to promote.

Crosscare Irish Diaspora Support Project welcomed partner organisations to an open house in Dublin in advance of the 2023 Global Irish Civic Forum. Drop us a line if you are ever in the neighbourhood!

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