New Jersey’s first couple are en route to Cork, here’s what they’ll be up to while they’re here
They have a busy few days planned in the Rebel County.
But with any luck, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Snyder will have a bit of free time to soak up the atmosphere during their visit to Cork this week.
Governor Murphy is leading a trade delegation to Ireland to explore the potential for strengthening business ties between New Jersey and the Cork region.
The couple, who shared a selfie as they boarded an Aer Lingus flight to Ireland yesterday, will visit the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher at City Hall before the Governor embarks on a series of high-level engagements with representatives of the business, academic and scientific communities in Cork City.
The itinerary includes a meeting with Cork Chamber of Commerce and a tour of UCC laboratories for Governor Murphy, who has a particular interest in clean energy technologies and a meeting with Cork City Council’s Women’s Caucus, representatives of IWish and a visit a local girls’ school and Cork University Maternity Hospital for the First Lady.
“As Ireland continues to position itself as a global leader in key areas such as technology and life sciences, we want to ensure that New Jersey is the leading choice for companies looking to expand and flourish,” said Governor Murphy.
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“New Jersey’s innovation economy is thriving and ripe for investment, and I am excited to make the case that our state is the best place for economic growth.
“As an Irish-American, I am proud to visit Ireland and showcase New Jersey as the best place in the country for business investments and growth.”
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher said he is looking forward to welcoming Governor Murphy and First Lady Mrs. Murphy to the city:
“Cork is the fastest growing city in the country, experiencing a huge level of investment on a national and international level, there is a confidence in our city and the region that is backed up by Government commitment of €2 billion spend in improving infrastructure and public realm that ensures Cork will be the city of choice for those looking to invest internationally.
“I welcome the opportunity to explore strengthening our ties with New Jersey,” he added.