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# trade-mission - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

# trade-mission - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Argentina's president makes fun of the Chinese accent - while on visit to China

China’s government did not comment on the incident but there were plenty of other critics both at home and in China.

# trade-mission - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Simon Coveney wants more Chinese people to eat Irish food

There has been “tremendous” progress in the area over the past 12 months.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

# trade-mission - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Sean Sherlock is jetting off to Switzerland to see how he can help Irish companies

More than 200 Irish-based companies are already doing business in the country.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs

The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

70 new jobs announced for Kildare and Louth

The jobs were announced by underwater technology company Cathx Ocean and Becton Dixon, a medical technology company.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Enda and Dave on tour: Taoiseach suggests joint trade mission with Cameron

Enda Kenny told business leaders in London that he discussed the possibility of a joint trade mission with David Cameron at last night’s State banquet.

# trade-mission - Thursday 16 January, 2014

'You must be joking': Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins raised the issue of human rights during an Oireachtas committee meeting this evening.

# trade-mission - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Damien Kiberd: So what if Kenny and Bruton didn't lecture Middle East on human rights?

Were they not correct to put the business interests of Ireland first? And what about those other human rights abusers Ireland conveniently chooses to ignore?

# trade-mission - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Gilmore insists: 'Ireland always raises human rights issues'

Micheál Martin has said “of course” the Taoiseach should have raised human rights issues with leaders in the Gulf this week.

Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Taoiseach bring up human rights abuses during Gulf visit?

Minister Richard Bruton has said the current trade mission to region is not an appropriate time to address the issue.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

TDs head to Iran to discuss trade, human rights and the nuclear programme

A delegation from the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee are departing for Tehran later this week.

# trade-mission - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister kick off Gulf trade mission in Saudi Arabia

Enda Kenny and Richard Bruton will remain in the Gulf region until Thursday.

# trade-mission - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for 'ambitious' trade mission

They will be accompanied by representatives from almost 90 companies, visiting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

# trade-mission - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission

In a wire from the US Embassy in Ireland, an aid to the ambassador said Ireland believes that ‘Godless’ communists are in league with Satan.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey

Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# trade-mission - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Eamon Gilmore joins 24 companies in Turkey for trade mission

The Enterprise Ireland trip will last four days.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Yee-haw! Jobs minister Richard Bruton off to Texas on trade mission

Burton will meet with Texas governor Rick Perry as part of his four-day trade mission to the Lone Star State.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Amid Savita death concerns, Minister bids to attract Indian students to Ireland

Department of Education and Skills says the week-long mission to India headed up by Junior Minister Ciarán Cannon was planned months in advance of the death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in Galway.

# trade-mission - Monday 12 November, 2012

Bruton announces export contracts worth €8 million

The contracts were as a result of a three-day trade mission to Canada, which involved 30 Irish companies.

# trade-mission - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Bruton leads trade mission to Canada

The trade mission will involve 30 Irish companies from a range of sectors, and the Minister will participate in 25 meetings and engagements.

# trade-mission - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan

Fourteen of Ireland’s leading food and lifesciences companies will also travel to Japan for the mission.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Irish firms ink €17.6million in trade deals with France

Richard Bruton returns to Ireland today after a three-day trade mission.

# trade-mission - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Ireland launches trade mission to France

Minister Bruton, Enterprise Ireland and dozens of Irish companies are taking part in the three-day trade trip to boost Irish exports.

# trade-mission - Thursday 19 April, 2012

China fish trial ‘major boost’ for Irish fisheries – Simon Coveney

Ireland’s trade mission to China has secured 155 per cent increase on its quota for boarfish, which has been described as a “real opportunity and a boost to Irish fishermen and processors”.

# trade-mission - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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Enda tells China all the good reasons to visit Ireland - but what were they?

Enda Kenny met Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Beijing today as part of his four-day visit.

# trade-mission - Sunday 25 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# trade-mission - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Gilmore begins trade mission to Japan and Korea

Eamon Gilmore today begins a four-day trip to Asia to strengthen political and economic relations with two countries.

# trade-mission - Friday 16 September, 2011

€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz

Forty five Irish companies journeyed to Australia to forge new business relationships and sign contracts.

# trade-mission - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Enterprise minister begins trip to India and Saudi Arabia

Richard Bruton has traveled to India today, beginning a mission aimed at expanding growth in the high tech and education sectors.