Portuguese Ambassador

Portuguese Ambassador to Ireland Visits UCC

April 2013. 


The Portugese ambassador to Ireland has told 96FM News that his government views Ireland as a model of how an economy should be turned around during a Troika bailout. Ambassador Bernardo Futscher Pereira was speaking as he signed a major education partnership between the Government of Portugal & UCC, which is the first Irish University to offer a degree in Portugese.

Portugal was given a €78 billion Troika bailout in 2011, and the ambassador says they look constantly to Irelands example when planning their eventual exit from the programme.

Portuguese Ambassador to Ireland discusses the Economy (audio)

Ambassador Pereira also met key players in the Travel Industry at a business dinner in Cork last evening. He revealed that 400,000 Irish people spent time in Portugal in 2012, and that figure is expected to rise this year.

Portuguese Ambassador to Ireland discusses Tourism (audio)




Many thanks to P.J. Coogan at 96FM for permission to reproduce the above written and audio material.

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