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Minister Bruton leads 5-day trade and investment mission to Australia

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton today departs on a 5-day, 3-city trade and investment mission to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, jointly organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.

32 Irish companies from the financial services, e-learning, telecommunications and IT for Healthcare sectors are participating on the mission.

The 5-day mission includes over 40 high-level meetings and events.

Speaking before his departure, Minister Bruton said:

At the heart of our jobs plan is supporting an export-led recovery, and in the past three years we have put in place a range of measures to encourage more job-creation in Irish and multinational companies here. Central to this is Ministerial-led trade missions, which help to put our agencies and our businesses in front of decision-makers in overseas companies and Governments who can enable the job-creation in Ireland that we need.

The economic relationship between Ireland and Australia is stronger now than at any time in our history. It is a relationship based on delivering two-way trade of more than $2.8bn per annum.

Read the full press release and programme