This week local Minister, Charlie Flanagan TD, launched the Asia Trade Forum programme for 2015. The launch took place at ESB International in Dublin.
During the event Minister Flanagan was shown a presentation on the wide range of international markets that ESB provides services in overseas, especially in Africa and Asia. In his remarks Minister FLanagan referred to the close relationship between Laois-Offaly and the ESB.
He told the audience of over 70 business leaders that Laois-Offaly had proven an excellent location for the ESB providing a loyal and skilful workforce.
Referring to his Departments’s work in nine Asia countries, he pointed to the opportunities for businesses and farmers that expanding Asian markets are providing, particularly China which recently opened its market to Irish beef and which is a huge consumer of Irish dairy products. Irish trade with Asia-Pacific was worth €6 billion last year.