Bill Clinton to host “Invest in Ireland” event in New York

As the BBC reports

Former US president Bill Clinton is to host an “Invest in Ireland” discussion in New York on Thursday.

Well, he’ll “attend for the beginning of the event where he will make some opening remarks”.  You get the point.  *sniff*  He used to have such big [economic] ideas for here

The Merrion Street press release adds

Following on from a commitment given by him at the Global Irish Economic Forum, President Bill Clinton will host an “Invest in Ireland” roundtable discussion in New York on Thursday, February 9th. The purpose of the event is to engage with key business and economic leaders, with a view to encouraging those who haven’t already invested in Ireland’s economic recovery to do so.

The roundtable discussion will be attended by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton as well as an influential group of global business and economic leaders. The discussion will be moderated by the Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley.

The principal message to potential investors will be that Ireland is open for business and that now is the time to invest in our economic recovery.

Although they might want to wait and see how events elsewhere develop…

It will be followed by the “Invest in Ireland Forum” to be attended by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

[Will the Northern Ireland First or deputy First Ministers be attending? – Ed]  Did either of them attend the Global Irish Economic Forum?

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