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Ireland INC hosts roundtable with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

By Business & Finance
15 March 2018
Pictured, left to right: Danny McCoy, Ibec, Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland, Ian Hyland, Ireland INC, Secretary Wilbur Ross, Martin Shanahan, IDA, Helen Blake, Department of an Taoiseach, Michael Lonergan, Embassy of Ireland USA, Reece Smyth, US Embassy in Ireland.

Ireland INC hosted a roundtable with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Irish business representatives in Washington.

Ireland INC, the forum connecting Irish and US business, hosted a roundtable in Washington with United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Convened by Ireland INC President Ian Hyland, the meeting brought together representatives from across the full breadth of the Irish business community including Martin Shanahan CEO IDA, Julie Sinnamon CEO Enterprise Ireland and Danny McCoy CEO Ibec.

Formerly a major investor in Bank of Ireland, Secretary Ross has a deep understanding of Ireland and the Irish economy in the context of both the private and public sector.

Secretary Ross and the Irish party discussed business ties between US and Ireland and more specifically, the footprint and future of Irish investment in the United States.

At the conclusion of the meeting Ireland INC extended an invitation to Secretary Ross to visit Dublin with a view to continuing dialogue and and discussing outputs arising from the meeting.

Ian Hyland, President of Ireland INC, said “Ireland INC was delighted to facilitate a meeting with Secretary Ross and supplement, with the private sector, the incredibly important work done by the government and state bodies in a week where the global footprint of Irish investment can be seen in its fullest.”

The meeting followed the eighth annual Ireland Day on the New York Stock Exchange.