Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon T.D., recently published the results of a survey conducted of the Irish Diaspora in Asia.
The survey was undertaken by the Irish Abroad Unit in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in conjunction with Ireland’s Embassies and Consulates in the region. A total of 785 respondents took part in this survey and the information and feedback received is being followed up on by Units across the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The survey results give an evidence based indication of the range of sectors that Irish people work in, as well as the diversity within and between different Irish communities and their engagement with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Commenting on the launch of the report, Minister of State Cannon said:
“This survey has given us an important insight into the developing and vibrant Irish community in Asia. My work as Minister for the Diaspora is keenly informed by the feedback we receive from our citizens around the world and exercises like these offer valuable insights to me and to the wider Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.”
“The information we have received from this survey is also timely and it will feed into the development of the whole-of-Government Asia Pacific strategy that is to be published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade later this year”
The summary report of the survey has been published on the Global Irish Hub website and you can access the report though this link.