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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Senate President Therese Murray Lead Trade Mission to Ireland

Governor Deval Patrick and Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Senate President Therese Murray led a trade delegation to Dublin, Ireland this week to promote expanding opportunities for economic development and job creation between Massachusetts and Ireland.  They met with Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny, and with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Ireland Eamon Gilmore.

The trade delegation attended the Digital Health and Life Sciences Trade Summit, sponsored by the Massachusetts’ Life Sciences Center and the HealthXL Accelerator Program.  They also met with the Ireland-Massachusetts Partnership.

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In 2012, Ireland was the Commonwealth’s 14th largest export partner, with over $509 million in goods and services to Ireland.  Massachusetts is also Ireland’s sixth largest import partner. The Commonwealth imported over $1.2 billion worth of goods and services from Ireland last year.

For year round details on the Irish cultural community in Massachusetts, visit IrishMassachusetts.com



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