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    Tweets from Global Irish Economic Forum

    By Noreen Bowden | October 9, 2009

    Martin: “set Ireland’s relationship with global community on a new exciting course” – looking forward to seeing results. #gief
    3:57 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin says #gief caught the public’s imagination.. Not sure it’s caught the Irish media’s – will get better press outside of Ireland #gief
    3:53 PM Sep 19th from web
    McW thanks Joe Hackett of Irish Abroad Unit and all at DFA for organising.
    3:50 PM Sep 19th from web
    Shame that this conference was so closed – both to press and other willing participants! 180 people out of diaspora of 70 million #gief
    3:49 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin, McW say it should be open – conscious of those watching online #gief
    3:48 PM Sep 19th from web
    Dubai-based person suggests keep the discussion going on small website solely for participants, with password. Open it up, I say! #gief
    3:47 PM Sep 19th from web
    @IrishArtsCenter – I agree. Can’t beat the dynamism. No twitter presence here yet, if you mean gief.
    3:45 PM Sep 19th from web
    Have to send our politicians abroad on St Patrick’s Day – they get access.
    3:44 PM Sep 19th from web
    Israel again: Birthright programmes – aim educational programmes at younger than college. McW makes analogy w/ gaeltacht summers #gief
    3:37 PM Sep 19th from web
    3rd-gen Irish-American: self-selection of culture-carriers. Not pulled back to any centralised entity. Pay attention to next gen. #gief
    3:35 PM Sep 19th from web
    Malaysian-Irish business organisation founder: diaspora in reverse. Pay more attention to those connections! #gief
    3:33 PM Sep 19th from web
    Hartnett: need people in this room to get in the game re internet. share ideas, thoughts #gief
    3:30 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martina Newell McLoughlin: need to get past tribalism. make sure we’re risk-averse. visionaries and dreamers will take us there #gief
    3:29 PM Sep 19th from web
    comment about Irish-American bus driver dad – let’s hear it for the bus-driver daddies. Mine was one too! #gief
    3:26 PM Sep 19th from web
    O’Brien: applause for comment that we need a yes vote – Lisbon “the elephant in the room”
    3:24 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin pulls back from Israel model – “we’re not in that space” #gief
    3:22 PM Sep 19th from web
    McWilliams raises question of diaspora bonds – to finance some of these projects – cash ringfenced. Israel model again #gief
    3:21 PM Sep 19th from web
    McColgan: calls for umbrella website that Team Ireland speaks with one voice, wants “best website in world”. #gief
    3:19 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin asks for feedback from Asia, Russia, other places with no embassies – how to harness diaspora? O’Brien says internet #gief
    3:15 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin coming in on culture point: we’re world-class at that. “We don’t support it enough internationally, to be blunt about it.” #gief
    3:09 PM Sep 19th from web
    applause for dermot desmond on that one. #gief
    3:06 PM Sep 19th from web
    Dermot Desmond: How can we monetise our culture? Should build greatest university in world for performing arts #gief
    3:05 PM Sep 19th from web
    Commentator: outcome should be clear identification of key strenghts and then go execute them #gief
    3:03 PM Sep 19th from web
    McWilliams: Ireland is recharging battery for the Irishness of the diaspora #gief
    3:01 PM Sep 19th from web
    Hartnett uncomfortable with term “diaspora” – “You feel like you’re a little alien. I’m from Limerick.” #gief
    2:55 PM Sep 19th from web
    Casey: international support structure for people going abroad should be developed – done locally already -what kind of platform? #gief
    2:53 PM Sep 19th from web
    much talk of raising the game #gief
    2:51 PM Sep 19th from web
    Martin: looking for sustainable global Irish network – #gief
    2:50 PM Sep 19th from web
    O’Brien: use Israeli model for soft power in US, open more embassies, better resource Enterprise Ireland #gief
    2:43 PM Sep 19th from web
    O’Brien – need 10-20 year plan to connect with 70 million of diaspora – with culture at the heart. IF diaspora strategy rprt template #gief
    2:40 PM Sep 19th from web
    Panel: Micheal Martin, American Ireland Fund, entrepreneur Liam Casey, Digicel chair Denis O’Brien, ITLG John Hartnett #gief
    2:38 PM Sep 19th from web
    Start of final session: McWilliams explains “Jack Charlton theory of economics” #gief
    2:32 PM Sep 19th from web
    Emigration has provided a “base” for creation of “some sort of formal structure” – “what was a weakness becomes a base”: Swanson #gief
    1:42 PM Sep 19th from web
    Swanson assumes since government “went to trouble” of bringing everyone here “they’ll take some good order of what they’re hearing”: #gief
    1:39 PM Sep 19th from web
    Dennis Swanson, Fox Pres: Culture discussion panel this morning was “passionate” – “Culture always has to fight for its place” #gief
    1:37 PM Sep 19th from web
    @janeruffino suspect the closed discussions may be franker than #gief participants are saying publicly.
    1:34 PM Sep 19th from web
    Going out in hope of getting informal updates from participants as they break for lunch. #gief
    12:52 PM Sep 19th from web
    Entertaining take on #gief and our “seriously serious” times from Indo: http://url.ie/2gql
    12:08 PM Sep 19th from web
    @BrianGreene – ha! we’ll talk…
    12:04 PM Sep 19th from web
    3 breakout groups now: Innovation island, Promoting Brand Ireland, Ireland’s image abroad – what role can new media play? #gief
    10:40 AM Sep 19th from web
    Back in Farmleigh – no open forum till panel at 2:30: Ireland and Diaspora: harnessing a unique resource. David McWilliams moderating #gief
    10:37 AM Sep 19th from web
    Leaving Farmleigh now – blog post with quick roundup of some participants’ thoughts on day http://url.ie/2gnr #gief
    7:09 PM Sep 18th from web
    Blog post – some initial thoughts on Global Irish Economic Forum – http://url.ie/2gn0 — #gief
    5:38 PM Sep 18th from web
    @janeruffino I agree on importance of looking internally as well!
    2:41 PM Sep 18th from web
    @janeruffino I think people have left in past due to frustration, yes – and also Ireland has been utterly dismissive of diaspora in past
    2:40 PM Sep 18th from web
    @janeruffino – I hear you. I think it’s an attitude many in diaspora would have faced in the past. Remains to be seen if it will change.
    2:34 PM Sep 18th from web
    @janeruffino Interesting question as to whether desire for wisdom of Irish diaspora is based on more than its value as economic unit
    2:25 PM Sep 18th from web
    “We need your help defining economic opportunities” – Taoiseach #gief
    2:21 PM Sep 18th from web
    “start of important new phase in our relationship with Irish people across the world” – Taoiseach #gief
    2:19 PM Sep 18th from web
    taoiseach: giving assertion of Article 2 a “renewed impetus” this weekend #gief
    2:13 PM Sep 18th from web
    Incorporating North – Martin and Cowen have referred to 6 million on island of Ireland – with island at centre of 70 million pop #gief
    2:10 PM Sep 18th from web
    Taoiseach: Diaspora “part of our history, part of our nation – the new article two of our constitution confirms that” #gief
    1:30 PM Sep 18th from web
    Taoiseach says Global Irish Forum not just a weekend – “a structured dialogue” with diaspora on “ongoing basis” #gief
    1:29 PM Sep 18th from web
    Kingsley Aikins on diaspora strategy, Global Irish Economic Forum in Irish Times: http://url.ie/2gi3 #gief
    1:43 AM Sep 18th from webThe

    I’ve just been looking at ways of backing up my Twitter postings. From the archives, this is a roundup of my Tweets from the Global Irish Economic Forum held in Farmleigh on September 18 and 19th:

    Martin: “set Ireland’s relationship with global community on a new exciting course” – looking forward to seeing results. #gief – 3:57 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin says #gief caught the public’s imagination.. Not sure it’s caught the Irish media’s – will get better press outside of Ireland #gief – 3:53 PM Sep 19th from web

    McW thanks Joe Hackett of Irish Abroad Unit and all at DFA for organising. – 3:50 PM Sep 19th from web

    Shame that this conference was so closed – both to press and other willing participants! 180 people out of diaspora of 70 million #gief – 3:49 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin, McW say it should be open – conscious of those watching online #gief – 3:48 PM Sep 19th from web

    Dubai-based person suggests keep the discussion going on small website solely for participants, with password. Open it up, I say! #gief – 3:47 PM Sep 19th from web

    @IrishArtsCenter – I agree. Can’t beat the dynamism. No twitter presence here yet, if you mean gief. – 3:45 PM Sep 19th from web

    Have to send our politicians abroad on St Patrick’s Day – they get access. – 3:44 PM Sep 19th from web

    Israel again: Birthright programmes – aim educational programmes at younger than college. McW makes analogy w/ gaeltacht summers #gief – 3:37 PM Sep 19th from web

    3rd-gen Irish-American: self-selection of culture-carriers. Not pulled back to any centralised entity. Pay attention to next gen. #gief – 3:35 PM Sep 19th from web

    Malaysian-Irish business organisation founder: diaspora in reverse. Pay more attention to those connections! #gief – 3:33 PM Sep 19th from web

    Hartnett: need people in this room to get in the game re internet. share ideas, thoughts #gief – 3:30 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martina Newell McLoughlin: need to get past tribalism. make sure we’re risk-averse. visionaries and dreamers will take us there #gief – 3:29 PM Sep 19th from web

    comment about Irish-American bus driver dad – let’s hear it for the bus-driver daddies. Mine was one too! #gief – 3:26 PM Sep 19th from web

    O’Brien: applause for comment that we need a yes vote – Lisbon “the elephant in the room” – 3:24 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin pulls back from Israel model – “we’re not in that space” #gief – 3:22 PM Sep 19th from web

    McWilliams raises question of diaspora bonds – to finance some of these projects – cash ringfenced. Israel model again #gief – 3:21 PM Sep 19th from web

    McColgan: calls for umbrella website that Team Ireland speaks with one voice, wants “best website in world”. #gief – 3:19 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin asks for feedback from Asia, Russia, other places with no embassies – how to harness diaspora? O’Brien says internet #gief – 3:15 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin coming in on culture point: we’re world-class at that. “We don’t support it enough internationally, to be blunt about it.” #gief – 3:09 PM Sep 19th from web

    applause for dermot desmond on that one. #gief – 3:06 PM Sep 19th from web

    Dermot Desmond: How can we monetise our culture? Should build greatest university in world for performing arts #gief – 3:05 PM Sep 19th from web

    Commentator: outcome should be clear identification of key strengths and then go execute them #gief – 3:03 PM Sep 19th from web

    McWilliams: Ireland is recharging battery for the Irishness of the diaspora #gief – 3:01 PM Sep 19th from web

    Hartnett uncomfortable with term “diaspora” – “You feel like you’re a little alien. I’m from Limerick.” #gief – 2:55 PM Sep 19th from web

    Casey: international support structure for people going abroad should be developed – done locally already -what kind of platform? #gief – 2:53 PM Sep 19th from web

    much talk of raising the game #gief – 2:51 PM Sep 19th from web

    Martin: looking for sustainable global Irish network – #gief – 2:50 PM Sep 19th from web

    O’Brien: use Israeli model for soft power in US, open more embassies, better resource Enterprise Ireland #gief – 2:43 PM Sep 19th from web

    O’Brien – need 10-20 year plan to connect with 70 million of diaspora – with culture at the heart. IF diaspora strategy rprt template #gief – 2:40 PM Sep 19th from web

    Panel: Micheal Martin, American Ireland Fund, entrepreneur Liam Casey, Digicel chair Denis O’Brien, ITLG John Hartnett #gief – 2:38 PM Sep 19th from web

    Start of final session: McWilliams explains “Jack Charlton theory of economics” #gief – 2:32 PM Sep 19th from web

    Emigration has provided a “base” for creation of “some sort of formal structure” – “what was a weakness becomes a base”: Swanson #gief – 1:42 PM Sep 19th from web

    Swanson assumes since government “went to trouble” of bringing everyone here “they’ll take some good order of what they’re hearing”: #gief – 1:39 PM Sep 19th from web

    Dennis Swanson, Fox Pres: Culture discussion panel this morning was “passionate” – “Culture always has to fight for its place” #gief – 1:37 PM Sep 19th from web

    @janeruffino suspect the closed discussions may be franker than #gief participants are saying publicly. – 1:34 PM Sep 19th from web

    Going out in hope of getting informal updates from participants as they break for lunch. #gief – 12:52 PM Sep 19th from web

    Entertaining take on #gief and our “seriously serious” times from Indo: http://url.ie/2gql – 12:08 PM Sep 19th from web

    3 breakout groups now: Innovation island, Promoting Brand Ireland, Ireland’s image abroad – what role can new media play? #gief – 10:40 AM Sep 19th from web

    Back in Farmleigh – no open forum till panel at 2:30: Ireland and Diaspora: harnessing a unique resource. David McWilliams moderating #gief – 10:37 AM Sep 19th from web

    Leaving Farmleigh now – blog post with quick roundup of some participants’ thoughts on day http://url.ie/2gnr #gief – 7:09 PM Sep 18th from web

    Blog post – some initial thoughts on Global Irish Economic Forum – http://url.ie/2gn0 — #gief – 5:38 PM Sep 18th from web

    @janeruffino I agree on importance of looking internally as well! – 2:41 PM Sep 18th from web

    @janeruffino I think people have left in past due to frustration, yes – and also Ireland has been utterly dismissive of diaspora in past – 2:40 PM Sep 18th from web

    @janeruffino – I hear you. I think it’s an attitude many in diaspora would have faced in the past. Remains to be seen if it will change. – 2:34 PM Sep 18th from web

    @janeruffino Interesting question as to whether desire for wisdom of Irish diaspora is based on more than its value as economic unit – 2:25 PM Sep 18th from web

    “We need your help defining economic opportunities” – Taoiseach #gief – 2:21 PM Sep 18th from web

    “start of important new phase in our relationship with Irish people across the world” – Taoiseach #gief – 2:19 PM Sep 18th from web

    taoiseach: giving assertion of Article 2 a “renewed impetus” this weekend #gief – 2:13 PM Sep 18th from web

    Incorporating North – Martin and Cowen have referred to 6 million on island of Ireland – with island at centre of 70 million pop #gief – 2:10 PM Sep 18th from web

    Taoiseach: Diaspora “part of our history, part of our nation – the new article two of our constitution confirms that” #gief – 1:30 PM Sep 18th from web

    Taoiseach says Global Irish Forum not just a weekend – “a structured dialogue” with diaspora on “ongoing basis” #gief – 1:29 PM Sep 18th from web

    Kingsley Aikins on diaspora strategy, Global Irish Economic Forum in Irish Times: http://url.ie/2gi3 #gief – 1:43 AM Sep 18th from web

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