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Twice the price to set out Ireland’s stall at Dubai Expo

The cost of the exhibition at Expo 2020 is likely to raise eyebrows, because it is more than double the €1.7 million spent on the last international expo in Milan in 2015 – and it will have to be dismantled afterwards

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
14th October, 2018

The government is to spend €4 million building an “Ireland” exhibition in Dubai to appeal to new markets after Brexit.

The cost of the exhibition at Expo 2020 is likely to raise eyebrows, because it is more than double the €1.7 million spent on the last international expo in Milan in 2015 – and it will have to be dismantled afterwards.

But the decision was confirmed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney last week...

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