Forging ahead with French and Irish business connections

Margot Slattery, president of the FICC, points out that as well as buoyant trade links and opportunities between Ireland and France, there are strong ambassadorial roles and high levels of participation between the two countries

28th November, 2021
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Margot Slattery, president, France Ireland Chamber of Commerce: ‘France is Ireland’s third biggest supplier, while Ireland is the seventh biggest supplier to France and there is an estimated figure of €20 billion worth of trade between the two countries.’ Picture: Kieran Harnett

Ireland and France have long had close relations and, since it was established in 1978, the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce (FICC), a network of nearly 160 companies from both nations, has been building and growing on this year on year.

This week, during a gala dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin, some of these companies were recognised for their excellence in fostering the economic relationship between Ireland and France.

The annual ceremony is a means...

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