16 March 2017
By Elaine Murphy
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Des Cahill, will today attend the Presidential Reception in the White House to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, at the invitation of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. He spoke of the opportunity that this visit brings to promote Cork, Ireland’s southern powerhouse, stating:
“Cork City has been hugely successful in transforming itself into a location of choice for some of the world’s top companies. Our educational pedigree, our quality of life, our place-making, our culture, our people, our heritage – all these and more make Cork a location of choice, helping the city to box far beyond its weight in competing successfully on a global stage for Foreign Direct Investment. Cork is buzzing and that momentum is building. That is the strong message that I’m proud to take to the White House.”
“Our FDI companies, including obviously the American companies, have created levels of employment and diversity that have helped to internationalise our City. As Cork’s First Citizen, I am always welcoming of opportunities to acknowledge the contribution that these companies continue to make to the economic life and wellbeing of our great City.”
The Lord Mayor is accompanied by Seamus Coghlan, Head of Economic Development in Cork City Council. He returns to Ireland immediately after the President’s Reception for the St Patrick’s Day festivities in Cork.