Cork is a major economic hub in its own right and an important area for many sectors including tech, pharmaceuticals and construction, and hosts global companies including Apple, Pfizer, Dell/EMC, Pepsico and GSK.
The Embassy’s economic and prosperity officers were joined by a colleague from the Welsh Government. They met local and national politicians, academics and business representatives, including Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fáil spokesperson on finance, as well as officials in the local government and fisheries. They also met Mary Murphy, Professor of Government and Public Policy at University County Cork and Conor Healy, the CEO of Cork Chamber and other business people in the Cork region, to explore ways to develop business links.
The visit is part of the British Embassy’s programme to get out across Ireland to explore new areas of co-operation in business, trade, investment, science and culture, and to build on the rich ties that exist between Ireland and the UK. This visit forms the first step in what will become a stronger relationship with the city of Cork and the surrounding area.