Friday November 27, 2020

Selling Ireland in Boston

Organisers of Gateway to Europe, a privately-funded business expo, are confident that deals have been struck at the event, writes Samantha McCaughren.

31st March, 2012
Clare Kelly of Glandore Business Centres, 'a hotel for businesses'. Photo: Marc Andrew Deley/Crammed Media

Irish businesses have been battered and bruised by the recession, but 25 Irish firms dusted themselves off and put on their game faces in Boston last week for an event promoting the country to multinationals.

Funded by private companies, Gateway To Europe showed that there was still plenty of fight left among Irish entrepreneurs. The idea to stage an expo in the US city was the brainchild of four Irish businessmen, and they managed to get...

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