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August 8, 2022

Norwegian Ambassador Ms Mari Skåre and new Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Bente Lyngstad were welcomed to Tralee on Monday August 8th by senior members of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee Municipal District.

The Ambassador of Norway made Tralee her first stop during her visit to Kerry this week and was welcomed by Deputy Mayor Cllr Terry O’Brien and Tralee MD Officer Jean Foley at the Rose Hotel on Monday August 8th. The meeting was facilitated through Tralee Chamber Alliance who had representation from President Nathan McDonnell, Chief Executive Colette O’Connor, Chairperson Kevin McCarthy and Board member Mark Sullivan.

There was a friendly exchange of views on opportunities around business for the region with reference made by the Chamber CEO to Norway’s international reputation as a leader in off shore wind energy. “It was fantastic to welcome Ms Skåre and Ms Lyngstad here to Tralee. The recent signing of on MOU between Shannon Foynes Port and Norwegian Offshore Wind was something we talked out, in terms of the impact that will have directly into West Limerick as well as the wider area including North Kerry”.

The Ambassador and Deputy Head of Mission are very much looking forward to spending the next few days here in the Kingdom and will be meeting a number of key figures across the county.

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