Ireland opening a Consulate in Austin

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As Austin’s status as a tech hub continues to grow, agencies and companies all over the world are looking for ways to cash in on the booming economy.

On Tuesday, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister announced that Ireland will be opening a Consulate General of Ireland in Austin later this year.

Ireland currently has a presence in Austin through Enterprise Ireland, an Irish government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, which opened last month.

“Austin is the perfect location to build on Ireland’s already strong business presence in Texas and the wider Southern U.S. region,” said Anne Anderson, Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S.A. “Ireland’s standing as one of the leading locations in the world for technology companies means that Austin is an ideal base from which to develop our economic and investment links.”

Ireland also has Consulates in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

While Austin doesn’t have direct flights to any cities in Ireland, a direct flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to London takes its first flight on March 3.

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