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Ireland’s ambassador to U.S. visits area

Ireland’s ambassador to U.S. visits area

Michael Collins touts Ireland as ‘European location for investment’

By Joe Tash

In the first-ever official visit to San Diego by Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, the diplomat told an audience of bio-tech executives at a breakfast meeting at the Grand Del Mar that, “despite all the travails and challenges, Ireland is very much open for business.”

Ambassador Michael Collins came at the invitation of the Irish Network San Diego, a group of Irish-Americans whose mission is to foster connections between Ireland and the United States, and provide both social and business opportunities to Irish immigrants.  The group’s president, Eilis McKay, and...