US Ambassador to attend economic forum in Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

US Ambassador Kevin O'Malley on a previous visit to Limerick, with UL president Professor Don Barry
LIMERICK is to play host to a regional event of the Global Irish Economic Forum this Thursday.

LIMERICK is to play host to a regional event of the Global Irish Economic Forum this Thursday.

The US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, is one of the attendees due in Limerick for the event, returning to the city he visited in late 2014.

The regional showcase event of the Government hosted Forum will take place ahead of a series of events in Dublin Castle this weekend. Limerick 360 will feature a mayoral reception, a presentation on the 2020 bid and a visit to UL.

Mayor of the City and County, Cllr Liam Galvin, said the local authority was “delighted” to be hosting the regional event, in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs, and welcoming members of the Global Irish Economic Forum on their visit to Limerick.

“This visit will be an exploration of Limerick’s ambition to develop and edge in business, social and physical regeneration, cultural richness and educational opportunity,” he said.

“Thursday’s visit represents a valuable opportunity to showcase why Limerick is emerging as a leading investment location and attractive place to live in and visit,” he added.

Foreign minister Charlie Flanagan said the Forum had helped to deepen “our links with the global Irish and helping to restore our international reputation”.

“This year’s forum looks to our future prosperity and economic resilience. This regional event will offer a particularly good opportunity to showcase the Limerick region,” he said.

Tim O’Connor will host Limerick 360 event in the City Gallery of Art this Thursday, with Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Chairman Emeritus of The American Ireland Fund, who together with her late husband helped build the Glucksman Library in UL and businessman John Hartnett among the attendees.