Global Ireland Summit
Press release13 April 2022
The 2022 Global Ireland Summit takes place at Dublin Castle tomorrow, Thursday 14 April.
The summit is an important instrument for delivery of the implementation and oversight of the Government’s “Global Ireland 2025” policy and agenda.
Welcoming the summit, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., said:
“The overarching topic for the Global Ireland Summit will be Ireland’s role in, and engagement with, key international institutions in dealing with the challenges we face, and to deliver on the ambition of the Global Ireland programme to double Ireland’s impact in the world by 2025. Ireland has shown time and again, that we are not lacking in the ability to address the challenges we face”
Minister Coveney added:
“The Global Ireland summit takes place almost a month after St. Patrick’s Day 2022, an unmatched opportunity to underline Ireland’s support for Ukraine and for the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as celebrating our place in Europe.
This year the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and ministers carried out 41 programmes in 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region. The programme was supported by an expanding Team Ireland presence around the world with new missions in Rabat and Manila, and in Los Angles, Cardiff and Manchester.
I would like to thank all the members of Team Ireland, at home and abroad, whose efforts resulted in such a successful St. Patrick’s Day programme.”
The theme of the summit is Ireland Reconnecting. Discussions will involve an expert-led exploration of how Ireland reconnects with the world and delivers on the Government’s Global Ireland ambition through collaboration and multilateralism. Both the crises facing the world at present - in Ukraine and from the pandemic and climate challenges - as well the opportunities and responsibilities arising from our membership of the EU and the UN Security Council provide the context for these discussions.
Speakers addressing these issues include the Taoiseach, Commissioner Mairead McGuinness, the Secretary General of the OECD, Mathias Cormann, Renata Dwan, the Tánaiste and Minister Eamonn Ryan.
The Global Ireland Summit comes in the same week Government approved Ireland’s participation at World Expo 2025 in Osaka.
Participation at Expo Osaka 2025 is in direct support of Ireland’s foreign policy and will highlight Irish innovation, support trade, investment, and tourism opportunities, and strengthen Ireland’s bilateral relationship with Japan.
A key focus of participation is to drive awareness of Ireland’s attractiveness as a place to live, visit, study, and work and do business. Participation will be managed through a Team Ireland approach, with strong collaboration across Government Departments, State agencies, cultural institutions, academia and other partner organisations, which has been a major factor in the success of our participation at Expo Dubai 2020.
13 April 2022
Note to Editors
The 2022 Global Ireland Summit can be accessed via https://ireland.ie/en/globalirelandsummit/