by Vincent Lundy
Speaking at Cpl’s Belfast offices, the Taoiseach said, “Ireland wide cooperation will enhance the opportunities for businesses on both sides of the border with the private sector of both of our economies focused around agri–food, IT, STEM, manufacturing, engineering and finance and professional services. Working in partnership with the NI Executive, we look forward to enhancing the opportunities for businesses to generate employment and strengthen growth on both sides of the border and we are committed to helping companies, such as Cpl, which are working across the island Ireland to flourish.”
Business leaders from across Northern Ireland attended the event with the Taoiseach also noting that working with different currencies, taxes, and laws can be a barrier for many businesses, but pointed to Cpl as an example of a company that has successfully operated and grown its services on both sides of the border.
“It is crucial for the Irish Government and the NI Executive to engage with the private sector in order to stimulate both economies and a successful partnership which encourages FDI across the island will be important to this. We have pioneered joint trade missions which benefit both economies and encourage FDI across the island and we are committed to growing and developing this partnership” he added.
Commenting on the Taoiseach’s visit Cpl’s Northern Ireland CEO Áine Brolly commented:
“We were delighted to welcome the Taoiseach to our new offices in Belfast today. As a company that works across a wide range of business sectors across the island of Ireland we have great insights and intelligence on areas of both economies that are growing and those that need support and we welcome the opportunity to engage with political leaders North and South to outline these opportunities and challenges.”