Message from Ambassador Cooney

Ambassador David Cooney

“Spain is Ireland’s 8th largest trading partner, with total trade between our two countries standing at an estimated €7bn annually. The business links between Spain and Ireland are strong and dynamic, and the volume of Irish tourism to Spain, standing at over 1.3 million visits annually, creates an incredible depth of people-to-people links. The Embassy is delighted to support the Spanish-Irish Business Network, which has grown to a membership of almost 900 people since its creation in 2008. We have worked closely together on events to promote Ireland in Spain and to make space for Irish and Spanish business people to network and build relationships. It was in recognition of the key role of the SIBN in promoting Ireland in Spain that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade decided to grant funding for this website. I look forward to this new phase of development for the SIBN, and to our continued close collaboration”.

 

Irish Ambassador to Spain Mr. David Cooney