25 Aug 2017

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. Visits Toronto

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On Monday August 21, 2017, the ICCCTO in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, and the Ireland Fund of Canada, welcomed An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. to Toronto.

200 guests turned out for a business breakfast at One King West’s  Grand Ballroom.

Guests of honour included His Excellency Jim Kelly, Irish Ambassador to Canada; His Excellency Kevin Vickers, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland; Seamus O’Regan M.P., Chair Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group; James Maloney M.P., Vice-Chair Canada-Ireland Interparliamentary Group.

The Taoiseach announced The Government of Ireland intends to double the Team Ireland footprint overseas by 2025: new diplomatic missions & increased resources for State agencies.  He also discussed CETA and its upcoming provisional implementation (September 21st), Brexit, and the historic and ever-strengthening relationship between Ireland and Canada.

See photos here.

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