The Ambassador from India visited Dundalk recently, visiting among others DkIT, Louth County Council and Dundalk Chamber. Michael Gaynor and Paddy Malone represented the Chamber. The Ambassador wanted to create a greater connection with Ireland, outside of Dublin.
In particular he wished to engage with businesses and individuals in the creative world. He also believed that there was huge potential for Irish businesses in India. He highlighted the common language and similar legal structures.
Michael outlined the area’s history and culture. Michael highlighted the Carlingford plough and the region. The ambassador was familiar with Carlingford.
Paddy explained the reason for the strong presence of local engineering and related businesses. He also inline our geographical location and the priority given to the M1 Corridor by the Government from Drogheda to Newry.
The Ambassador asked about our skills and education. Paddy outlined the role of DkIT (which the Ambassador had visited the previous day) and that of O’Fiaich College and LMETB.
The Ambassador stated that he wished to return to meet any industry or creative arts business interested in collaboration with India.