Leo Varadkar Justin Trudeau

Speech by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar T.D., to honour Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Dublin Castle, 4th July 2017 Prime Minister Trudeau, Madame Grégoire Trudeau, Ministers, Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen. Tonight we celebrate the strong friendship between Ireland and Canada.  And it is a very special night for me as you are the first Prime Minister to have visited Ireland since my election as Taoiseach.  You and your family are most welcome.  Ours are very old and historic countries - although their leaders seem to be getting younger!

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Minister Eoghan Murphy promotes Ireland-Canada trade and cultural ties in his St Patrick’s Day programme

Today (15-March-2017) Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Department of Public Expenditure & Reform begins a programme of engagements in Toronto and Montreal.  Commenting on his programme he noted, I look forward to advancing a relationship built on a shared commitment to open trade and multilateralism.  Our common language and legal tradition and strong cultural ties make Ireland the ideal gateway for Canadian business and investment into the European Union. Annual trade between Ireland and Canada, the world’s 10th largest econom

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor CETA

Job Creation Opportunities will arise following EU Canada Trade Agreement

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, looks forward to the new opportunities that will arise for trade and investment under the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) which is to come into effect this year. The Minister  met with the Ireland Canada Business Association on 18th January 2017.“This Agreement will provide opportunities for Irish companies already trading in Canada as well as a new market diversification opportunity for others. It will also provide opportunities for Ireland to both grow the operations

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