Minister Deenihan highlights support available to business at diaspora event3/7/15
Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, will this evening (Friday) join the IDA and Enterprise Ireland in showcasing the business supports available to members of the diaspora.
Minister Deenihan will join Martin Shanahan, chief executive of the IDA, and Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, at the business event in the Plaza Hotel, Killarney, which is designed to help those wishing to export, invest and start businesses.
Participants include many of those who are in Ireland to take part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Major businesses based in the South West, including Fexco and Munster Joinery, will be present, while Tourism Ireland and the Kerry Local Enterprise Office will showcase Ireland as a holiday and business tourism destination and facilitate diaspora engagement.
Minister Deenihan said: “Tonight’s event will demonstrate the support available to members of the diaspora wishing to invest in and do business with Ireland. I am thrilled that Julie Sinnamon and Martin Shanahan will join us this evening to share the work that the IDA and Enterprise Ireland are doing to help those wishing to export, invest and start businesses.
“Those attending the business event this evening will include members of the diaspora, sponsors, local businesses and charities and so it will create a unique networking opportunity.”
The Minister has worked with the IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland to organise the event and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Embassies and Consulates General work closely with the State Agencies around the world to encourage participation in such events.
Up to 200 members of the diaspora are expected to travel to Kerry to take part in the cycle tomorrow.
3 July 2015
Notes for editors:
• The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle takes place on 4th July 2015
• Lean more about the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's work with the diaspora here