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Minister Sherlock hosts Dublin Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Event



The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, will this evening (Wednesday) host a Dublin Chamber of Commerce business networking reception for leading members of the Dublin business community with the Diplomatic and Consular Corps.

The reception will see business leaders meet with diplomatic representation of countries in which they are doing, or plan to do business.

Speaking ahead of the event, Minister Sherlock said:

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade plays a crucial role in creating jobs in Ireland, in cooperation with our Embassy network and the State agencies, by facilitating Irish companies to increase their business overseas and support the process of attracting inward investment.

“I also participated in the Export Trade Council meeting yesterday at which Ministers, heads of State agencies and representatives of the private sector come together to encourage greater cooperation and coordination between all Government Departments and State agencies that work to promote trade, tourism, investment and education internationally.

“These various events highlight this Department’s continued commitment to supporting Irish companies to grow their business around the world.”



Press Office

25 February 2015


Notes to editors:

  • This will be the fifth time the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has hosted a networking reception in Iveagh House, in collaboration with Dublin Chamber of Commerce, with the first event of its kind taking place in November 2009.
  • The networking reception comes in the same week that the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, jointly launched together with Minister Bruton the 2015 programme of Ministerial-led trade missions and events, alongside the launch of the Government’s St Patrick’s Day programme for 2015, which will again comprise a strong trade and investment focus.