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Minister for the Diaspora Hélène Conway-Mouret

Minister for the Diaspora Hélène Conway-Mouret

Hélène Conway-Mouret was appointed to the office of the Minister for Diaspora in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault II on the 21st June 2012.

As Minister for the Diaspora she is charged with representing the French living abroad in government, addressing their concerns, maintaining the current social protection and security they are entitled to.

She was a member of the Diaspora herself when she was educated and worked in Ireland. Spending 25 years here she received a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters of Philosophy and Diploma in Management Practice from the University of Ulster. Previous to returning to France to embark on a career in politics Minister Hélène Conway-Mouret worked as the Director for the Department of Languages in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

Aims and Objectives