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Dr. Petit presented her Report on Ireland-France economic relationships at the Embassy of Ireland in France

The Embassy of Ireland in France has just launched and published a research report “Irlande-France : le nouvel élan économique entre deux voisins européens, Multiplier les opportunités et investir dans la soutenabilité et le numérique“* authored byDr. Christy Ann Petit, Assistant Professor at the School of Law and Government at DCU, and Deputy Director of the DCU Brexit Institute.

On Wednesday 13th December, Dr. Petit presented her research report at the Embassy of Ireland in France, in Paris. The Report examines the nature and extent of the Ireland-France economic relationships, focusing not only on post-Brexit developments but also exploring the remarkable increase in bilateral trade, in the context of the EU internal market. It analyses key economic sectors and trends with a particular emphasis on connectivity, the digital economy and sustainability. It also discusses potential success drivers, keeping the two countries closer.

During the event, Minister Neale Richmond T.D. gave a keynote speech, after welcoming words by H.E. Ambassador Niall Burgess. Dr. Petit then presented the main findings of the report. Laurent Saint-Martin (CEO, Business France) addressed the audience with additional points. The closing roundtable also involved Andrew Coffey (CEO, Smurfit Kappa France), Louisa Heneghan (Head of Economic and Trade Section, Embassy of Ireland), Patrick Torrekens (Manager France, Enterprise Ireland) and Dr. Petit.

*C. A. Petit, Ireland-France: the new economic momentum between two European neighbours, Multiplying opportunities and investing in sustainability and the digital economy, Publication for the Embassy of Ireland in France, 2023. (available on this link)


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