Dublin/Belfast links top the Agenda for Lord Mayor’s Belfast Visit

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Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn travels to Belfast today, to meet with The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. The aim of the visit is to strengthen the existing connection between the two cities and identify areas of co-operation. 

Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn says “I would like to thank the Lord Mayor of Belfast for his kind invitation to visit today. Connectivity between our two cities is of huge significance in today’s economic climate and I am very interested in the development of a Dublin /Belfast economic corridor.   The Lord Mayor of Belfast has taken on board a theme of “Building the future Belfast together” and I would like to take that as an inspiration to imagine a future where Dublin and Belfast work in partnership for the betterment of both cities.

The Dublin and Belfast City regions are relatively small by world and EU standards. However a combined region with a focus on our industrial strengths, tourism links, shared history and potential for enhanced transport links can mean the combined area becomes an English speaking economic powerhouse in Europe.  From a tourism angle the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and Titanic Belfast are two of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Ireland.  The two cities will also be co-hosting the Giro d’Italia in 2014, creating a relationship which can be developed for future global events.”