Irish companies target increased Canadian investment and sales growth

    Irish Minister for International Trade tours Toronto along with key Irish

    TORONTO, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - In support of a growing partnership between
Canadian and Irish businesses, Ireland's Minister for International Trade,
John McGuinness, TD, will tour Toronto and Southern Ontario this week.
    Business partnerships between Ireland and Canada have grown significantly
over the last several years, with trade worth a record CDN$1.1 billion in
2006. According to McGuinness, there are over 230 Irish-owned companies
exporting goods and services to Canada, with that number expected to grow.
    Corporate executives accompanying the Minister represent a number of
Irish companies who will be announcing new business deals with Canadian firms.
 These new relationships include:
      -  ClaimVantage Inc. and Croix Bleue du Québec
      -  Quest Computing Ltd. and the Manitoba Arts Council
      -  Allergy Standards Limited and Dyson Canada
      -  Candidate Manager and

    Enterprise Ireland, the trade and technology board of the Irish
government, organised the visit for McGuinness with the goal of further
developing increased business cooperation between Ireland and Canada.

    Who:   Irish Minister for International Trade, John McGuinness, TD

    What:  A diplomatic trip to support the growing relationship between
           Irish and Canadian businesses

    Where: Toronto and Southern Ontario

    When:  October 22-26, 2007

For further information:

For further information: David T. Holmes, (416) 628-5605,

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