launches in UK for Irish diaspora

30 Nov 2010, a social networking site aiming to link emigrated Irish people with each other, has been launched in the UK.

The site held a launch party in London, where it is targeting the city’s large Irish community which runs into the millions, including second and third-generation Irish.

It announced that, in a strategic partnership, it would provide social and business networking services with

Users of can click a link directly to to let them join. This integration will go live in December and wishes to form a similar partnership with a UK paper.

Irish global network wishes to help people with an Irish connection worldwide to network and share knowledge and ideas with one another.

“ is especially appropriate during these challenging times,” said Limerick-based co-founder Richard O’Donnell.

Worldwide, the number of Irish diaspora has reached 80 million. The site’s London group has gained more than 1,000 members, bringing the total membership to more than 12,000.