Ministerial visits like ‘gold dust’ for Irish businesses in Asia


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Visits by Irish Government ministers to Asia are “gold dust” for Irish businesses operating in the region, helping them to “punch above their weight” in those markets in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, an Irish delegation has heard. Senior Government figures, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste Micheál Martin and Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, have visited key cities across the Continent on trade missions in the past year. Singapore, an important launch pad for many Irish businesses in Asia, has been near the top of the agenda in a region which has largely shaken off the worst effects of...