will be initially broadcast at 8:00am on Sunday repeated at 8:00am and 1pm daily for one week.
It will then move to the archives.
Dec 10th - Dec 16th
The third edition of the conference took place on the 1st and 2nd of December in Dingle, Co Kerry.
Having taken place at the most westerly tip of Europe, in Dingle, Co Kerry Ireland’s Edge 2017- Migration Nation brought together high-level influencers and thinkers from a range of sectors including members of the diaspora community, FDI companies, artists, academics, commentators and policy makers.
The two day conference provided a platform for debate, discussion and ideas, exploring the role of the Irish diaspora, what it means to be Irish abroad, and how we might harness this immense resource, a collective knowledge and experience that is widely dispersed throughout the world.
Ireland’s Edge 2017- Migration Nation explored Ireland’s relationship with its diaspora through the lenses of culture and creativity, and in the context of a rapidly changing political and societal world climate.
We share the panel discussions that focused on the 17% Irish that live abroad and the 17% of the population of Ireland that were born abroad.
Dr. Christopher Kissane, historian journalist and writer on migration. A former lecturer in EconomicHistory at London School of Economics & Political Science. BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker, moderated both panels
Founder of arts advocacy initiative #KickUpTheArts and #Artskickers Awards, which rewards individuals and organisations in East London who excel in impacting the lives of people through the arts.
Writer and winner of Newcomer of the Year at the 2016 Irish Book Awards and The Rooney Prize for Irish Fiction in 2017, for debut novel Red Dirt.
Maurice O’Brien is a documentary filmmaker who has made dozens of arts, current affairs and history films for the BBC. His recent film ‘Pitching Up’ about Ballyhaunis, the most multicultural town in Ireland, is in the top three most viewed Guardian Documentaries.
Zainab Boladale from Ennis, Co. Clare has become the newest presenter on news2day, RTÉ’s news service for a young audience, and the first RTÉ news anchor of Afro-Irish heritage.
Marcin Piotrowski — sociologist, socio-cultural animator, and journalist behind the New faces of Ireland show at Radio Corca Baiscinn. Co-founder of Folkowisko Association (Poland) and Polish Irish Association (Ireland).
Journalist | RTÉ news2day Presenter | DCU Alumni | Gaeilgeoir (ish) | Lagos born | Ireland raised
Taqwa Alhariry & journalist
Taqwa’s family came from Syria to Ireland in search of sanctuary and a normal life