Kenny and Noonan in Davos to secure Ireland’s economic position

Brexit and potential changes to US tax law present unprecedented challenges for State

Attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Enda Kenny is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior figures in the banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical worlds.  Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Enda Kenny is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior figures in the banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical worlds. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan arrived in Davos on Wednesday afternoon in a bid to secure Ireland’s position as a global investment location as the twin challenges of Brexit and potential changes to US tax policy present unprecedented challenges to Ireland’s economic model.

The Taoiseach is due to hold a series of bilateral meetings with senior figures in the banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical worlds, including the chairman of Lloyd’s of London chief executive Inga Beale.

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