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Irish firms ink €17.6million in trade deals with France

Richard Bruton returns to Ireland today after a three-day trade mission.
Jul 3rd 2012, 8:07 AM 2,061 8

IRISH COMPANIES HAVE announced new deals with French firms worth a total of €17.6million, during a Government trade mission to France.

The figure has risen from €13million announced on Sunday, with several further businesses announcing contracts.

Companies in the agricultural technology and ‘cleantech’ sectors were among those which revealed new business agreements.

The three-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission led by jobs minister Richard Bruton is due to end today. Bruton said France represented a “clear opportunity for substantial growth” for Irish firms.

Central  to the Government’s plan for jobs and growth is ensuring that more Irish companies  are  sustaining  and growing jobs by breaking into export markets.  The success of the dynamic companies I met on this trade mission gives  me  great  confidence.

Among the contracts announced were a €1million deal with Killarney Plastics to install and maintain waste water treatment systems; and deals for Dublin Aerospace and Glennon Brothers.

Over the weekend Irish firms announced multi-million euro agreements with Massey Ferguson and Genes Diffusion.

Read: Irish companies sign French deals worth €13m>

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