Polish National Independence Day was celebrated by Forum Polonia through a panel discussion “A patriot emigrant or emigrant patriot?”.
The discussion took place in on 12th November, was hosted by SIPTU, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay and moderated by Joanna Napierała.
According to Polish Central Statistics Office (GUS) 2 mln Poles has temporarily been abroad. Ireland (after UK and Germany) is one of the most frequently chosen emigration destinations. The aim of the discussion was to reflect on the role of the country of origin for new Irish citizens. Artists, representatives of various organisations and CHarge d’Affaires a.i. from the Embassy of the Republic of Poland took part in the panel. Polish National Tourist Organisation displayed its materials on Poland and travelling.