In addition to attending the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin, Cultural Ambassador Byrne is also helping to launch the new gateway on the web for the Irish global community: WorldIrish.com. [As of September 8, 2016 this website is no longer available]
Some have commented that this new web resource is really an Irish Facebook, but take a look. There is an emphasis on the sharing of stories that makes it unique, in my opinion. At any rate, it is a beginning!
Here is the video of the official launch today. Mr. Byrne (with scarf!) begins his comments at minute 1:57.