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Australian Embassy Ireland Newsletter

Aussie Eire Waves is the Australian Embassy Ireland's monthly newsletter that connects the Embassy here in Ireland with the local community.

The aim of the newsletter is to keep you informed of past, present and upcoming events as well as interesting developments in the bilateral relationship between Australia and Ireland both at home and here in Ireland. The newsletter is not only intended for Australians in Ireland but anyone that has a link or even just an interest in Australia, its people and our connection with Ireland.

The newsletter will draw on reporting from the Embassy itself as well as from Canberra and from people like yourself that are doing interesting things in Ireland. If you know of someone or you yourself are doing interesting things in Ireland or Australian that would be of interest to the Embassy and the wider Australia community we would love to hear from you.

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From the Ambassador

You might have noticed that it’s been a little while since the last newsletter. That’s because we’ve been flat out! As you’ll see from this bumper, summer edition, there’s been plenty going on at the Embassy in the last couple of months, and there’s plenty more to come. Our thoughts are back home with the terrible bushfires in Australia and all of those affected by these tragic events. I am sure I speak for all Australians (and many Irish people) in Ireland in saying that all affected are very much in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

It has been a little while since the last newsletter. In part this reflects that again we have been very busy implementing (and recovering from) one of the biggest initiatives the Embassy has undertaken for many years – bringing a team of indigenous chefs from Australia to participate in the
food festival “A Taste of West Cork”, and a number of additional events in Dublin & Wicklow. As those of you who got to taste it will know, the food was great; and the craic – including live didgeridoo performances by one of our chefs – was mighty. Thanks to all who assisted, whether through sponsorship, logistical and moral support or attending the events – it was a great example of the community standing up in support of
the Embassy’s efforts. More below. 

The gap also reflects that there has been substantial change in the Embassy team – change that is ongoing. Deputy Head of Mission Simon Mamouney left us in late September; his replacement Tim Millikan and his partner David Frimpong have slotted in seamlessly to the Embassy family. In addition, Executive Assistant Alex Ledward and Administrative Assistant Bianca O’Connor have moved on since the last newsletter; I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Alex and Bianca warmly for the excellent contribution they made during their time with us. We are delighted, though, to have been able to recruit able replacements for their respective roles in Helen O’Neill and Jennie Rowan and we welcome them to the team.


December will see further evolution in the team, as our Consul and Senior Administrative Officer, Therese O’Meally, departs for Australia at the end of her posting. Over the past three years, Therese has made an enormous contribution to the Embassy, including her seamless management of the move of the chancery from Fitzwilton House to St Stephen’s Green in 2018, and she takes home with her our thanks and very best wishes. So irreplaceable has she been that she’s not going to be replaced. As part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s modernisation program, her position has been localised and Kelly Bourke will be taking over many of Therese’s duties while others are hived off to our regional hub in London. Therese herself has done a great job of preparing the team for this major change – we are aiming to ensure our stakeholders notice only minimal change, but ask that you bear with us as the new arrangements bed down.

 

Recent and Upcoming Activities 

 As usual the Embassy has been keeping busy with a huge and diverse programme of activities and work (including launching the inaugural Kylie Minogue conference in Maynooth University!) to looking after visitors. As ever our consular team providing first-rate service to the vibrant
community of Aussies living in Ireland. 

Two Australian Parliamentarians, Senator Carol Brown and Milton Dick MP visited Ireland to take part in the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and 'Fake News' . Both Australia and Ireland have joined five other countries to advance international collaboration to combat fake news online. Similarly, Melbourne hosted a global ‘No Money for Terrorism’ conference which saw representatives from across the world gather to share information &ideas on tackling this challenge. These recent collaborations reinforce the importance of global cooperation on these important issues.

Negotiations on the Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) continue, with the fifth round haven taken place in Canberra in October. Promoting the rich opportunities for both our countries an ambitious Australia-EU FTA could create is one of the Embassy’s top priorities. A recent lunch with the Board of the Irish Agricultural Trust gave the Ambassador an excellent opportunity to discuss how the FTA could facilitate greater collaboration between Irish and Australian farmers as they confront global issues such as climate change and food insecurity, as well as the immediate challenges posed by Brexit.

The Irish-Australian business relationship continues to go from strength to strength. This was particularly highlighted during the Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner where Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, was the guest of honour.

As always, there is a wealth of exciting Irish-Australian events and collaborations happening on the cultural scene – we are looking forward to catching Australian director Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin from Friday, November 29th. Set in 1825, the film depicts a young Irish convict woman navigating both the Tasmanian wilderness and colonialism accompanied by an Aboriginal tracker, Billy (played by exciting young actor and dancer Baykali Ganambarr from Arnhem Land). Also great to see that 12 books by Australian authors have been nominated for the 2020 Dublin Literary Award longlist (fingers crossed)

Sports diplomacy remains a key element of the bilateral relationship and I’m sure all were thrilled to hear that the Irish rugby team will once again head Down Under next summer (you will recall that Australia was the only country to beat Ireland during their incredible 2018 season).
In late 2020 the Wallabies will return the favour so we are looking forward to some fantastic showdowns next year.
Congratulations to the Ireland Women’s Australian Rules  Football team who have recently been crowned AFL Europe European Champions 2019 in London (more below). We also congratulate the Irish women’s hockey team – and their Aussie coach - on qualifying for the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. There was more fantastic gender equality news coming from Australia with the Australian women's national soccer
team agreeing an historic pay deal which will see women's and men's teams earn the same pay. A landmark moment in world sport - Go Matildas!

 

Flying High - celebrating connections between Irish Air Corps & Royal Australian Air Force

 We recently had an exciting day at the Embassy & were thrilled to welcome Minister Paul Kehoe TD, Irish Defence Forces leadership and members of the Irish Air Corps for a special send-off for two real high flyers heading Down Under in 2020 to train with the Royal Australian Air Force
for 18 months. This was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the MOU between the IAC & RAAF and to thank and congratulate all staff in Irish and Australian Air Corps and Depts of Defence who worked diligently and collaboratively to deliver this initiative. A great day and worth waiting for!

Thanks to all in attendance & especially to both Minister Kehoe and Brigadier General Rory O’Connor, GOC Irish Air Corps for the warm words & to Major General Sean Clancy for his initiating role in this partnership. Wholeheartedly agree with Minister Kehoe on the great opportunity this
training arrangement offers Australia & Ireland. Strengthening links between our defence forces is a win/win, with all benefitting from exchange of professional knowledge & building personal connections. Look forward to seeing the institutional friendship between our Air Forces go from strength to strength (or should I say to new heights!)

Wishing Lt Dave Finnegan & Lt Joe Ward well for their training at Australian Air Force Base East Sale, Victoria. No doubt they will be a testament to the Irish Air Corps' motto “Forfaire & Tairiseact”! A hamper of Aussie essentials should start to get them ready for their exciting upcoming move.

On behalf of the Embassy team we would also like to use this opportunity to express our sincere thanks & gratitude to Colonel Sue Graham, our departing Defence Attaché, for her support and energy these past two years. Special thanks for her work on ANZAC commemorative services; a fascinating Culture, Diversity & Capability forum event with Major General Toohey & Irish Defence Forces Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett; a very special Martin O'Meara VC medal loan to National Museum of Ireland, as well as all of her efforts in strengthening the bilateral relationship. Sue will be greatly missed!

 

 

Taste of Indigenous Australia 2019

The Embassy was honoured to share a real flavour of Indigenous Australia and our country's exciting culinary food & wine scene with Ireland, working with the National Indigenous Culinary Institute in Australia to bring four incredibly talented Indigenous chefs - Luke Bourke, Sam Bourke, David Gray and Joshua Moore - and NICI CEO Michael Ingrey over for a jam-packed programme of events in September.

This project was a fantastic opportunity to showcase unique and exciting  native produce and flavours including kangaroo, Hiramasa Kingfish, lemon myrtle, Tasmanian pepperberry, Kakadu plum, finger lime caviar and wattleseed (Wallaby sourced from Dublin’s Lambay Island was a special taste experience for guests and the chefs themselves and embodied Irish-Australian fusion on the plate!) These dishes highlighted how well Irish and Australian produce and flavours pair together and it was a real delight to see the best of Ireland and Australia on one plate - especially when accompanied with a delicious glass of Aussie wine!
We are grateful to the Australia’s incredible food producers who were extremely generous in supplying fantastic high quality Australian ingredients for our chefs.

The chef team did an incredible job, bringing the full Bush Tucker experience to Ireland’s largest food festival ‘A Taste of West Cork’ . The chefs undertook 13 cooking engagements in restaurants; supermarkets, in Harvey Norman’s flagship Irish store; at Iveagh House for a diversity dinner co-hosted with the Department of Foreign Affairs and in University College Dublin’s new members club for 180 people.


This programme would not have been possible without the generous support from so many parties. In particular, our sincere thanks to our partners National Indigenous Culinary Institute, A Taste of West Cork and in particular to a truly spectacular Aussie in Ireland – chef trainer Martin Potts of Prochef Synergy; our generous financial sponsors Devenish Nutrition, Ireland Funds Australia and Link Group; the collective efforts of the Embassy’s Wine group who seized this unique opportunity to celebrate delicious Australian wine and to everyone
who made our chef team feel so welcome in Ireland!

With all profits from the visit going to fund the excellent work of the National Indigenous Culinary Institute, we were delighted to support the training and development opportunities available to talented young Indigenous Australians. We hope that this project further increases the strong links between Australia and Ireland and has inspired plenty of people from these shores to head Down Under to enjoy more of Australia’s incredible culinary scene. Check out some of the images of the Taste of Indigenous Australia programme on our website to get a flavour of the events!

 

Taste of Indigenous Australia - Recipes

Missed the chefs visit to Ireland? We will be featuring some of their knock-out recipes in the newsletter so try your hand at some delicious bush tucker at home!

Signature Native Burger

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES SERVINGS: 5

Ingredients
· 1 fresh lettuce
· 2 tomatoes, sliced
· ½ brown onion, sliced and rinsed
· 5 slices American style cheese
· 5 milk buns
Patties
· 900g kangaroo rump, minced
· 300g beef, minced (Irish beef)
 

Pickled beetroot
· 50ml red wine vinegar
· 10g caster sugar
· 10g horseradish sauce
· 150g beetroot, julienned

Lemon Myrtle Mayonnaise

· 2g dried finely chopped lemon myrtle
· 1½ egg yolks
· 20ml lemon juice
· 165ml olive oil – half extra virgin half olive oil
· Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
 

Quandong and bush tomato sauce
· 50g onion, finely diced
· 5g garlic, finely chopped
· 5g ginger, finely chopped
· 100g capsicum red, finely diced
· 20g long red chill, seeded and finely diced
· 30g brown sugar
· 5g sea salt
· ¼ star anise, roasted and ground
· 500g tomatoes chopped
· 50g quandong (if dried, hydrate) – omit this ingredient if
you can’t find it and add an extra 50g tomatoes, adjusting the acidity level by adding a little sugar and apple cider vinegar if needed
· 50g bush tomato – omit this ingredient if you can’t find it and add an extra 50g tomatoes, adjusting the acidity level by adding
a little sugar and apple cider vinegar if needed
· 35ml apple cider vinegar
· 25ml vegetable oil


Instructions:
1. In a suitable saucepan, heat oil, add onion, garlic, ginger and salt, cook on a medium/low heat for about 4 minutes.
2. Add star anise, capsicum and chilli and cook until tender.
3. Add brown sugar and allow to almost caramelise.
4. Add the tomato, quandong and bush tomato and simmer until jammy in texture.
5. Add the vinegar and reduce a little further.
6. Blitz in a blender and adjust seasoning if necessary.
7. To assemble your burgers: Put 30g of lemon myrtle mayo on the heel of each bun, then add two patties with a slice of cheese
in between. Add beetroot, sliced tomato, lettuce, sliced onion. Spread some of the homemade quandong and tomato sauce on the
crown of the bun and pop it on top of all of the layers.
8. Enjoy with friends and family!

 

 

Raise a glass to the Australian Wine Geese - Clonakilla

Clonakilla is celebrated as one of the best wineries in Australia, dedicated to producing critically acclaimed, distinctive handcrafted Canberra region wines. Did you know this winery has strong Irish connections? https://clonakilla.com.au/story/ 
Clonakilla means ‘meadow of the church’ in Irish and is the name of Tim Kirk’s grandfather’s farm in County Clare. Dr John Kirk moved the family over to Australia in 1968. He established the Clonakilla vineyard on their family farm in 1971 in Murrumbateman, 40 kilometres north of Canberra, after his scientific curiosity led him to question why vines were not being grown in this area. He was the first to plant vines in Canberra in the 1970s. The logo displayed on the label of all the Clonakilla wines is based on a design from the Book of Durrow, a 7th century manuscript.
www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/the-wine-geese-1.1292953
www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/the-wine-buff-australian-wine-geese-38423150.html
www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/02/18/1385440.html

 

 

 

 

Spread the Word - Global Talent Program

Are you a highly talented individual who wants to move to Australia?
Australia is looking for the best and brightest skilled migrants from across the world as part of the new Global Talent Independent Program. We want to attract people with entrepreneurial ideas and cutting-edge skills, who can contribute to Australia’s economy by driving innovation and supporting the creation of local jobs. The program provides a streamlined permanent visa pathway, allowing you to work and live in Australia.
For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/visas-for-innovation/globaltalent-
independent-program

 

Consular Corner - Launch of new Smartraveller website

It’s here! We’re proud to support the launch of the new smartraveller.gov.au website. We encourage Australians living or regularly travelling to Ireland to check it out . Subscribe on the website & follow Smartraveller on social media for top tips and the latest information & advice for safe travel overseas.

The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing. As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe. For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes.

 

Remember, the Australian Government provides 24-hour consular assistance.
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 from within Australia
+61 421 269 080 for SMS

 

 

Embassy Road Show: Louth

The Ambassador had a great visit to the Wee County, meeting the Chief Executive of Louth County Council Joan Martin to discuss opportunities to build and strengthen links with Australia and attending an IBEC All Ireland Economy conference in Dundalk.


Fun fact – Did you know that there is also a Louth in New South Wales, a tiny outback town on the Darling River?
Thomas Andrew Mathews, the founder of Louth, NSW and sometimes known as the 'King of Louth', named the town after Louth,Ireland where he was born on 12 May 1825. Today Louth, NSW is known for its unusual 'Shining Headstone', a remarkable Celtic Cross on the grave of Mary  Mathews (the wife of T.A. Mathews) which sets the entire  town aglow at sunset, and the Louth Races, one of the best and most successful racing carnivals in outback Australia. Likewise, Patrick O’Hagan, the Irish-Australian tenor singer (and father of Eurovision legend Johnny Logan!) lived & ran a pub in Drogheda, Louth before returning to Australia.

Any suggestions for must-see spots to visit in your county? Get in touch [email protected]

 

Céad Míle Fáilte to new Keith Cameron Chair of Australian Studies, Professor Martin Thomas

 

Did you know that Australian history has been taught at University College Dublin since 1972 and the University maintains one of the longest-running programs for Australian history in the world? Warm welcome to Professor Martin Thomas who has come from the Australian National University (ANU) where he specialises in Australian, Aboriginal and trans-national history. He has published in the areas of environmental history, landscape studies, cross-cultural encounter, expeditions and exploration, history of anthropology, and on the impact of sound recording and photography.


We highly recommend the excellent documentary produced by Martin Thomas and Béatrice Bijon, ‘Etched in Bone’, which explores the impact of a notorious bone theft by a member of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Hundreds of bones were stolen and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. https://www.roninfilms.com.au/feature/15602/etched-in-bone.html

 

Felicity Jory-Haire, Australian Artist 

 

The Ambassador was delighted to meet with Australian artist Felicity Jory-Haire and learn more about the intricate processes involved in her beautiful art. Enjoy hearing a bit more about her work below.

Felicity: Hello Aussies Abroad! My name is Felicity Jory-Haire, I’m an ex-pat sculptress living in Northern Ireland. I’ve a trade background and completed my electronic apprenticeship with the staging and automation company Bytecraft. These qualifications enabled me to specialise in lighting and gained me a professional membership in the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand.
During this time, I gained indispensable tooling skills and technical problem-solving abilities. In conjunction with this I had some very special mentors who encouraged and supported my artistic nature. These two women are artist Victoria Nelson and the late, ineffable Mirka Mora. From them I learnt about the intrinsic nature of artists; lessons given on the wild beaches of Phillip Island and under the shade of an avocado tree in a St Kilda backyard. Here and now I find myself making coloured pencil drawings of Irish racehorses and sculpting portraits of sportshorses to be immortalised in bronze.


I recently spoke with the Ambassador about the process involved when making large scale clay models. I showed him various samples including an incredible club, made by craftsman Francis Busby from Australian merbau (pronounced /merboo/). It’s a custom tool, the proportions of which were calculated by taking a measurement from along my forearm. Its original purpose is as an ancient weapon; now days clubs are used by martial artists for training and in my case adapted even further and used as a powerful clay whacker. When I thud into the clay, I picture my peers using their comparatively dainty hammers, conjure up my inner Crocodile Dundee and I say to myself: ‘that’s not a mallet … this is a mallet.’ Over the next while, I’ll write more about the processes involved in my work and how contemporary Australian art is echoing the creativity of our unbound Aussie spirit while also returning to and recognizing the importance of timeless, quality craftsmanship.


You will soon see an example of this in a two metre bronze and granite sculpture which is just about ready for installation. The piece is a portrait of the Olympic gold medal winning dressage horse, Uthopia and it’s currently in the foundry in Dublin which is where I’ll write to you from next. In the meantime, please feel free to drop me line from the contact us page on my website www.felicityjory.com

 

Business Profile - Wombat Media

The Embassy was thrilled to work with Wombat Media (another business which reminds us of the amazing people-to-people links between  Australia and Ireland!) to capture great photos and videos of the chefs time in Ireland – watch this space for a documentary on the visit which will be shared in the next newsletter.


Profile: WOMBAT MEDIA is a video production studio specialising in factual screen content. Made up of Ciara Buckley, a native of West Cork and Dave Slowo from Melbourne. Dave and Ciara met in Alice Springs in 2014 while working on an outback television project. Dave had been working in Indigenous remote media for 7 years and Ciara had spent 3 years living and working in Alice Springs. They decided to make the move to Ireland in 2017 with the dream of starting their own video production company there.

Wombat Media was set up in April 2018 and the company has been growing ever since. Dave and Ciara worked with the well known food festival ‘A Taste of West Cork’ last year and when the festival approached Wombat Media this year, Dave and Ciara jumped at the chance to work with the visiting Australian chefs. They were especially excited given their experience working in Indigenous media production while in Australia. With the support of The Australian Embassy in Ireland, A Taste of West Cork and the National Indigenous Culinary Institute (NICI), Wombat Media followed and documented the four chefs visit to both West Cork &Dublin. A 15 minute documentary is currently in post-production.

When moving to Ireland, Dave brought his kelpie cross dog ‘Ash’ with him. Ash came from a remote Indigenous community, Yuendumu in the Northern Territory where Dave lived and worked for many years. Wombat Media are based in Cork and produce compelling content far and wide. www.wombatmedia.ie

 

Spotlight on an Amazing Aussie in Ireland

Hannah Parkes

Our Amazing Aussie in Ireland this month is Hannah Parkes, Producer ABCSydney, formerly RTE

Words that describe what Australia represents or means to you:   Diverse, laid-back, frank, brilliant, salty

An Australian figure that you would like more people to know about:  I have to say my Great Great Grandfather Sir Henry Parkes! A man of humble means and a basic education who went on to become the Father of Federation and five-time Premier of NSW. He championed public education, universal suffrage and delivered a banger of a speech. If I could travel back in time I’d go straight to Kenilworth - his home on Sydney’s Johnston Street and one of Annandale’s famous "witches houses" – for a couple of cold ones and a few stories.

Your Aussie Desert Island survival kit: 

One Australian song –   Purple Sneakers, You Am I
One Australian book –  Dirt Music, Tim Winton
One Australian movie – Animal Kingdom (maybe too intense for an island? But such a perfect movie)  
One Australian food item –   Vegemite spaghetti (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it)
One Australian luxury item –   ABC 702 Radio (the sound of home)

Your top recommendation for a first time visitor to Australia:  

 Fly into Sydney. Go straight to Balmain (where I grew up). Head to the London Hotel and have yourself a cold Coopers on
the verandah on a balmy evening. Excellent people-watching spot with terraces, eucalypts and the Harbour Bridge as
backdrop. Magic.

Your life philosophy and/or a life-changing changing moment you experienced in Australia: 

Dad once told me that no-one respects a suck and it stayed with me -such an Aussie dad thing to say and it’s served me
well, so far. And I can’t remember who told me that everyone remembers who didn’t buy a round at the pub but I remain
forever in their debt. Sage advice indeed. 

 

A Moment in Time – Irish Emigration to Australia

Credit: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales [APA_11068].Mr and Mrs P.V. Clark and children arrive in Sydney, circa 1960.

The Irish have been coming to Australia since the time of European settlement. With up to one-third of Australians having some Irish ancestry,
Australia is today the most Irish country outside Ireland. Our new Governor General David Hurley is one such example, recently uncovering his family roots to County Cork- As well as 3 out of 4 of our visiting Indigenous Australian chefs! www.irishecho.com.au/news/2019/8/27/governorgeneral-traces-irish-ancestry

Did you know that in 1988, copies of the Irish Transportation records (1788- 1868) held by the National Archives of Ireland were presented to Australia as a bicentennial gift from Ireland ?

 

Call out from EPIC – Power of a Name Exhibition

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are inviting the public to be a part of their The Power of a Name exhibition by adding your ancestor’s name to their Emigrant Wall. Simply enter their name, where they emigrated from and to and the year they left.
EPIC will then display these names as part of their newest exhibition. Fill in the details in the link below and press 'Submit' to add your ancestor's name to the Epic museum as part of the Power of a Name campaign https://epicchq.com/power-of-a-name/

With around 70,000 Irish-born people calling Australia home, and a further two million Australians able to trace their heritage to Ireland, this will be a great opportunity to honour your Irish-Australian ancestry! 

 

Irish Banshees are AFL Europe European Champions 2019!

Massive Congratulations to the Ireland Women’s Australian Rules Football team who have recently been crowned AFL Europe European Champions 2019 in London. The Irish Banshees defeated Germany in the Grand Final on a scoreline of 13-24-102 to 0-0-0 to end a fantastic week that saw the team go undefeated winning 5 games from 5. 


The Tournament which takes place every 3 years saw Ireland battle it out for the Women’s title with Great Britain and Germany.
In a huge sign of the progress made over the last 2 years in the growth and development of the sport of Women’s AFL game in
Ireland 27 of the 28 Player Squad were making their Full International Debuts.

The Irish team was further honored with 11 Individual Awards on the overall Team of The Tournament including Maria Quirke ( Backs),
Midfielders Mairead Coyne, Dervla Higgins, Michelle Farrell, Aine Tighe, Half Forwards Maria Byrne & Mairead Seoighe, Full Forward Kate Flood, Interchange Marie Keating & Joanne Doonan and Coach Mike Currane. Kate Flood, who will play in AFL Women’s 2020 with Aine Tighe at Fremantle Dockers, was also named as the overall Player of the Tournament.


The Irish Warriors, the Men’s National Team, came away with 3rd position after narrowly missing out on a place in the final.
This completes a big 2019 for the Irish Banshees having already won the Euro Cup (9-a-side) in Sweden in June. An even bigger 2020 awaits with the AFL International Cup to take place in Australia in July/ August.

 

Update from the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce

Emerald Leadership Program Update

And that's a wrap for our first ever group in Ireland to graduate from the Emerald Leadership Program! Thanks to Lorraine Higgins for agreeing to Chair, FlexiFi Ireland for backing us as sponsor and, of course, to all the wonderful emerging and established female
leaders who took part. We will have another group coming together in 2020 and if you're based in Ireland and would like to be involved,
get in touch


IACC Australia Day 2020 lunch in Croke Park on 24 January.
Join over 300 guests and friends of the Irish Australian business community in Ireland to attend this flagship celebration, marking the strong business ties between our two countries. We will be bringing the best of the Irish Australian business relationship into sharp focus as we gear up for a prospective AUS-EU FTA. Award winning comedian Oliver Callan will MC the day, and with special guest speakers and several international guests attending, there’s sure to be a great networking element too. Australian wines will be served, you're half a chance of spotting the odd kangaroo and you'll be able to get your hands on a few Aussie treats as well. Bookings are now open via http://bit.ly/IACCausday20

 

Update from the Ireland Australia Association

Hold the date! coming around like an Aussie fast bowler is next year's Australia Day Ball on Saturday 25 January 2020 at the Morrison Hotel. For
updates keep an eye on our website www.irelandaustralia.ie for details or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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