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EU Commission Vice-President visits City Hall

2009 June EU COMMISSIONER WALSTROM
Pictured above, Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Dara Murphy with Mrs. Margot Wallström signing the Visitors Book in the Lord Mayor's office, City Hall, Cork.

 Mrs. Wallström Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Institutional Relations and Communication, was in Cork on Thursday, 11th June 2009 to meet with members of local and national civil society organisations to discuss a range of European issues.  Mrs. Wallström was welcomed to City Hall, Cork by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr. Dara Murphy and Denis O’Mahony, Director of Services, Corporate Affairs.

On her arrival, Mrs Wallström said "I'm very pleased to be back in Ireland to continue meeting and talking to people.  I'm especially pleased that I have time to get to Cork on this visit; I know I'll see a bit more of the real Ireland!  It was great to see such a good turnout in the European elections – Ireland gave an example to many other countries!"

Following her visit to City Hall, Mrs Wallström visited the English Market and met with local traders in the company of the Cork Chamber President, Mr. Ger O'Mahony. 

In the afternoon, Vice-President Wallström met with members of the public at an open forum in Gloria Jean's Coffee Shop on St. Patrick's Street. This event was hosted by the European Movement Ireland and gave people the chance to talk about Europe and how it shapes everyday life.

Later that evening, Vice President Wallström addressed representatives of Irish womens organisations on the subject of "Challenges for Women in these Difficult Economic Times" in an event chaired by the broadcaster and journalist, Olivia O'Leary.

For more information on Mrs Wallström please visit:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission_barroso/wallstrom/index_en.htm

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