Strengthening links with Ireland

First Minister to visit Dublin.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Dublin this week to further strengthen links between Scotland and Ireland.

During her two day trip, the First Minister met the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and will deliver the keynote speech at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.

She also visited the Ark – a dedicated cultural centre for children – where she will see a performance by the Barrowland Ballet, which was funded through the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festivals EXPO fund.

The First Minister said:

“The ties between Scotland and Ireland are more important than ever and this visit is an opportunity to build on the longstanding cultural, economic, and political links that exist between our countries.

“Ireland is a valued trade partner for Scotland and our sixth biggest export market with more than 100 Irish companies currently investing in Scotland. We see unlimited potential for future development and that is why we established an investment and innovation hub in Dublin last year.

“I look forward to meeting the Taoiseach to discuss these shared values and interests and further developing business links between our two countries.”


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