New Irish corner opens at Abu Dhabi university
Dubai, March 18, 2014
Abu Dhabi-based AlHosn University has strengthened its ties with Ireland with opening of a new Irish resource center.
The opening of the The ‘Irish Corner,’ which showcases Ireland’s rich history and culture, coincided with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day,
It was opened by Phil Hogan, Irish Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government who flew to the UAE capital to celebrate St. Patrick’s day and inaugurate the center.
He was accompanied by Patrick Hennessy, Irish Ambassador to the UAE, University officials and other high-ranking government executives.
Aside from Ireland’s history and culture, the ‘Irish Corner’ also features the country’s best practices in the education and business sectors. It serves as a good source of information for the students to learn and better understand the country, which is Europe’s third largest island.
Prior to the unveiling of the Irish Corner, The Irish Business Council hosted a special lunch for the prominent members of both Irish and Emirati communities at the Beach Rotana Hotel.
"The opening of ‘Irish Corner’ is testament to the strong relations between the UAE and Ireland. This could not have come at a better time as our country celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday that demonstrates true Irish culture at its best,” remarked Hogan.
Prof Munther Momany, the vice chancellor and CEO of AlHosn University said the newly-opened Irish Corner is the first major step towards establishing ties and collaborating with different professional and civic organizations in Ireland in various academic, economic, and social projects.-TradeArabia News Service