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Funding for emigrant support

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore gave details to Tommy Broughan (ind,  Dublin NE) of funding for services for emigrants by Irish voluntary organizations abroad (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th July 2013, 843-4).  Funding provided was €11.59m, the same at 2012 and he had received applications for 360 projects from 16 countries.  He expected to make announcements on this year’s grants shortly.  The next application period would open early in 2014.