I met with the Mayor of Fingal Councillor Kieran Dennison on Friday 26 July 2013 and Noel Cullen at Royal British Legion Dublin Central Branch on Saturday 27 July 2013 as part of my efforts as Mayor to build reconciliation, peace and an prosperous, integrated shared society.
North Down and Fingal Councils are linked together via the Edge Cities Network along with Ballerup (outside Copenhagen), Getafe (outside Madrid), Grodzisk (outside Warsaw) Nacka (outside Stockholm) and Pernik (outside Sofia).
The Royal British Legion in the Republic of Ireland administer and support the delivery of welfare services and the membership and fundraising activities of the Legion's branches and clubs throughout the Republic of Ireland.
I greatly enjoyed meeting Mayor of Final Cllr Kieran Dennison and visiting Royal British Legion Dublin premises. I look forward to exploring opportunities to build reconciliation and understanding with both Fingal County Council and Royal British Legion in Republic of Ireland in advance of Centenary Commemoration of the outbreak of World War One in 2014.
With a number of significant employers based within the Fingal County Council area such as eBay, IBM and Symantec I was keen to learn about this investment was secured and sustained. Kieran and I look forward to working together over the year ahead, building relations and sharing economic success stories to grow our economies.