Irish President encourages stronger ties between Wales and Ireland

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins made a highly successful visit to Wales last week. He met with political leaders at the National Assembly for Wales and supported stronger cultural and economic ties between the two Celtic nations. As reported in the newspaper The Irish Post the Irish President stated:

“There are about 55 Irish businesses who are invested in Wales. I hope my visit will encourage many other people in Wales to come and visit Ireland,” Mr Higgins said. “There are some very positive proposals coming from the research groups in terms of how Irish and Welsh relationships can be deepened and expanded.”

As well as meeting those involved in politics and business, the President also praised the cultural and educational life of Wales. This included a tribute to Welsh poet Dylan Thomas on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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