Ireland is one of Wales’ most important international trading partners. Thanks to its booming economy, proximity to the UK, similar legal system and familiar business culture, it’s at the top of the list for many businesses seeking new international opportunities.
With the support of the Welsh Government, a delegation of seven firms from Wales will travel to Dublin in February 2020. They represent Welsh flair and innovation across a range of different industries, from video production and 3D visualisation systems to intellectual property research and office supplies.
Ireland is Wales' fourth-largest export market, accounting for goods and services worth more than £1.5billion in 2018.
There are an estimated 80 Irish-owned businesses with a presence in Wales, employing just under 5,000 people.