Governor Lincoln D. Chafee will host Ireland's Taoiseach (pronounced 'T – shock') Enda Kenny and other Irish officials during an afternoon visit to Rhode Island on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Kenny is expected to attend a reception at the state house and visit the Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial in Providence.
In May 2014, Governor Chafee met with the taoiseach in Ireland while leading a trade mission to further develop the state's relationship and growth opportunities for businesses. As a result of the visit, Rhode Island and Ireland have been exploring business and tourism opportunities.
"We continue to find ways to strengthen our role in global economic discussions," Governor Chafee said. "Recent economic indicators show that we are off to our best start in 30 years and companies want to do business in Rhode Island. We must look beyond our borders to the international community to remain competitive with our neighboring states."
For more information on the visit, contact Melissa Czerwein, Commerce RI's senior communication manager, at (401) 278-9119 or email@example.com.