THE Irish Government has launched a new business network for emigrants coming home with new ventures.
Irish Network-Dublin (IN-Dublin) will provide a forum for returning emigrants to network and share their expertise, through mentoring programmes, networking, and cultural and social events.
The scheme is set to focus particularly on those returning from the US, but will also benefit emigrants from Britain and elsewhere.
Speaking at the launch, Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, said:
“Returning emigrants often note that settling back is not as straightforward as expected. I am optimistic that having access to network like IN-Dublin, many of whose members have experience of life in the US and other places overseas, will be of benefit.”
IN-Dublin is part of the Government’s Emigrant Support Programme - connected to the recently launched Diaspora Policy.
The Diaspora Policy contains a number of actions which recognise the need to support those emigrants wishing to return to Ireland.