About Diaspora Voice
Diaspora Voice was created by Irish in Britain to encourage a strong Irish overseas response to the year–long review of Bunreacht na hEireann by a 100–member Constitutional Convention. The Irish Government laid some issues before the Convention, but promised an open debate with an independent chair, two–thirds independent members drawn from the general public and one third members representing political parties from Ireland, north and south.
Diaspora Voice raised awareness of the Convention process among traditional community groups. It also reached out to the wider community and encouraging participation of the new generation of Irish migrants. We want to highlight the contribution and potential role of the Irish Abroad and press the case for better representation in Irish public life. Social media gives us the opportunity to address a potential audience beyond the reach of any previous generation of migrants.