Opportunities to shape our nation, such as the vote on marriage and the Presidential Age are something those of us living in Ireland take for granted.But the inability of the quarter of a million Irish people who emigrated between 20 to vote simply drives a further wedge between them and their nation of birth.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.
Stock photo: Paul O'Connell / Getty At least 21,100 people with Irish nationality came into the country in this period - up 74pc on last year, when 12,100 arrived.
By the 21st century, an estimated 80 million people worldwide claimed some Irish descent, which includes more than 36 million Americans who claim Irish as their primary ethnicity.
As recently as the second half of the nineteenth century, the majority of Irish emigrants spoke Irish as their first language.
The journey of the Gathering Torch from President Kennedy’s graveside to New Ross also fulfilled on a symbolic level his promise “to return to Ireland in the springtime”.
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